§ Lord O'HAGAN
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will make a statement about EEC funds for the relief of flooding in the South West and Wales.
§ Lord MOWBRAY AND STOURTON
The European Commission have granted aid of 400,000 EUA (some £264,000) which they have allocated two-thirds to Wales and one-third to South West England. They would like the aid to be rapidly distributed to the occupants of houses that have been flooded.
It has been agreed that the aid should be apportioned among the district councils in the areas concerned and distributed by them to qualifying households. Councils will be put in funds by the Welsh Office and the Department of the Environment, as soon as possible after the full amount of the aid has been transferred by the Commission in the beginning of February.
House adjourned at thirteen minutes past nine o'clock.