HC Deb 02 December 2003 vol 415 c34W
Adam Price:

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on Treasury plans to repatriate European structural funds. [140537]

Ruth Kelly:

The Government's policy for European structural funds are as set out by the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in her statement to this House on 17 September. The Government believes that the EU Framework for Devolved Regional Policy provides the basis for an outcome that is best for the new member states, for Europe, and for the nations and regions of the United Kingdom.

The Government will also respond to this House in more detail on some of the questions raised in the domestic consultation in the near future.

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