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Eec Regional Fund

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the significance of the omission of the word "trial" before the word "period" in the English versions of the text of the Paris Summit Communiqué relating to the question of whether the Regional Development Fund is a permanent feature of Community policy or not, and of the fact that the French version differs from the English text in this respect.

Her Majesty's Government regard the version of the Paris Summit Communiqué published as Cmnd 5830 as the official English text. The Regional Development Fund has been set up for an initial three-year period on the basis agreed in paragraph 23 of the Paris Summit Communiqué.