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Ec Structural Funds

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what will be the financial allocations for the three United Kingdom regions designated for objective 1 of the EC structural funds.

United Kingdom Exports of Fur Pelts
19881989199019911992
Mink
Raw
number3,183,9313,067,732454,688314,089359,866
£'00048,25937,7186,0884,1173,343
Treated
number10,1524,47454,65317,0739,136
£'0001,6681,3962,0932,3011,728
Total
number3,194,0833,072,206509,341331,162369,002
£'00049,92739,1148,1816,4185,071
Fox
Raw
number982,246366,65148,20830,76370,922
£'00017,5516,3346845481,465
Treated
number4,26646,1695221113,954
£'0001681,15115537
Total
number986,512412,82048,73030,87474,876
£'00017,7197,4856995531,502

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many retail businesses were involved in the fur trade; and how many employees they had for each of the past five years.

The number of retail businesses classified as furriers is as follows:

During the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 20 July, it was agreed that the objective 1 financial allocation for the United Kingdom for the period 1994–99 should be 2,430 million ecu at 1992 prices. The Government have decided to distribute this allocation as follows: Northern Ireland 1,270 mecu, Merseyside 840 mecu and the Scottish Highlands and Islands 320. mecu.