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EU Grants and Loans

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much European capital funding has been made available to (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Tees Valley District (i) since 1997 and (ii) in the last 12 months. (257747)

I have been asked to reply.

Figures on European capital funding that has been made available to the UK, the North East and Tees Valley since 1997 are not held centrally and can be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The following table shows European structural funds allocations to the North East and the United Kingdom for the years 1997 to 2008.

United Kingdom structural funds allocations(excluding community initiative/cross border programmes)

million, 1994 prices

Total North East

England total UK

11997

68

1,099

11998

177

1,560

11999

122

1,529

2000

70

2,633

2001

71

2,604

2002

72

2,574

2003

73

2,540

2004

66

2,246

2005

66

2,251

2006

67

2,200

2007

78

1,436

2008

78

1,367

1Excludes objective 3, 4 and 5a.