HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 c210W
Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the locations of(a) EU Info-Points and (b) Rural Information and Promotion Carrefour in the UK; what (i) EU and (ii) UK funding they receive; and if he will make a statement on their activities. [22937]

Peter Hain

There are no EU Info-Points in the UK. There are six Carrefours in the UK, in Preston, Cirencester, Inverness, Clogher (Northern Ireland), Llangefini (Anglesey, North Wales) and Carmarthen (West Wales).

The EU has provided 20,000 euros to each Carrefour for the financial year 2000–01. The centres do not receive UK Government funding.

Carrefours are rural advice and information centres, supported by the European Commission. Their activities are outlined in the European Commission Representation to the UK's website at www.cec.org.uk.

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