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Rural Development Areas (Aid)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will seek to secure that rural development areas determined by the Development Commission become eligible for European regional aid.

The areas eligible for aid from the European regional development fund have already been extended as far as possible. Some rural development areas, determined by the Development Commission, are eligible where they are also in an assisted area.