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European Community (Regional Development)

Volume 975: debated on Monday 3 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry on what date his Department advised the EEC Commission on the specific areas within the United Kingdom that should be included in draft regulation 9808/79, specific Community regional development projects under article 13 of the ERDF regulation.

The areas within the United Kingdom included in the proposed regulations for specific Community regional development projects under article 13 of the European regional development fund regulation, which were sent to the Council of Ministers by the EEC Commission on 16 October 1979–document 9808/79–were selected by the Commission. Informal discussions on the Commission's proposals between Commission officials and officials of the United Kingdom Departments primarily concerned have been in progress since the summer of this year. The proposals are currently being studied by the Council working group on regional policy.