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|
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.