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Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the European Commission confirmed to her Department that Envirowise operates in full compliance with EU state aid laws; and if she will make a statement on the basis of such compliance. [120520]

The Envirowise Scheme was not formally notified to the Commission for state aid approval. The Department considered that the programme was designed in such a manner that it should not require such approval.