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European Community Disaster Fund (Weather Damage)

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether there is any expectation of an increase in the £700,000 allocation from the European Community disaster fund to the United Kingdom in view of widespread damage far in excess of this figure due to weather earlier this year.

No. The aid from the European Community disaster fund was principally intended as a gesture to underline the Community's concern and sympathy for those affected by the severe weather conditions in the South West, Yorkshire, Scotland and Wales.