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Run-Down Mining Areas (Grants)

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what European funds have been received by his Department for (i) factory units, (ii) small businesses, (iii) promotion of tourism, (iv) training, (v) retraining and (vi) infrastructural and environmental improvements in run-down mining areas.

For the period 1989–91, £88 million from the European structural funds was committed to the Clwyd and industrial south Wales integrated development operation programmes, which cover Welsh coalfield areas. The operational programmes allocate the funding as shown in the table:

1989–91 structural funds commitments to industrial south Wales and Clwyd IDOP areas
ESF1ERDF £
£ million£ million
Industrial South Wales IDO
Industrial infrastructure14·03
Communications13·31
Business development9·872·61
Environment0·844·17
Tourism3·429·73
Research and development3·304·46
Total17·4348·31
Clwyd IDO
Productive Activities7·37
Communications3·19
Business development1·490·60
Regional Image0·133·38
Tourism0·475·18
Technology0·500·20
Total2·5919·92
1 European social fund.
2 European regional development fund.