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European Regional Fund

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the amount of the EEC Regional Fund which will be spent in Scotland will be regarded as a reimbursement to the British Government or as a supplement to the United Kingdom regional expenditure.

Under the regulation establishing the Regional Development Fund, money may either reimburse or supplement national expenditure. The Government have not yet decided their policy on this matter.