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Local Authorities (European Regional Development Fund)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to alter the arrangements under which a local authority area which is eligible for an allocation of finance under the non-quota textile measure and which receives a grant from the European regional development fund, is permitted no corresponding increase in its capital allocation; and if he will make a statement.

Capital allocations for local authorities take account of the expected receipts from the European regional development fund and are higher, therefore, than they would otherwise have been. There are no plans to change this system.