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Shipbuilding And Steel Industries (European Community Assistance)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much money was made available under the European Economic Community regional fund for the restructuring of the shipbuilding and steel industries for the last five years.

Though funds have been made available to the steel industry from the social fund and under the Treaty of Paris, no aid from the European regional development fund (ERDF) has been given specifically to restructure the steel and shipbuilding industries. Some assistance from the quota section of the ERDF has been provided in respect of projects in areas affected by the rundown of employment in those industries. New measures are currently under discussion for some additional assistance to those areas from the non-quota section of the ERDF.