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Belfast (Redevelopment)

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the integrated operations plan for the redevelopment of Belfast with European Community aid.

The Belfast integrated operations document, which I presented to the European Commission on 21 February 1985, lists all the capital projects within the Belfast urban area put forward by Northern Ireland Government Departments, district councils, public bodies, voluntary bodies and the private sector for the period 1985–86 to 1989–90 which are envisaged in current expenditure planning or which are regarded as desirable. Integrated operations involves the focusing of public, private and European Community resources on a limited geographical area to maximise their impact. Their is no separate European Community fund for integrated operations, apart from a small budget which may assist feasibility studies within an integrated operations area.