§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what proportion of the European regional development fund the United Kingdom had received by 1 October or the nearest available date in relation to the 1987 total allocation; and if he will provide a breakdown of which regions of the United Kingdom had received what proportion of the United Kingdom allocation at that date;
(2) which projects submitted from the northern region in the United Kingdom had been accepted by the European Commission for European regional development fund assistance; and which projects from those submitted had been rejected by 1 October;
(3) how many applications were submitted per month by local authorities to Her Majesty's Government before 19 May, and of these how many were accepted by the Commission; how many were submitted per month by local authorities to Her Majesty's Government after 19 May; and of these how many were accepted by the Commission.502W
hon. Member's representations on 26 October. He expressed great sadness at the tragedy but commended Mr. and Mrs. Braisdell for their responsible and compassionate attitude. He explained that the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), to which the tour operator concerned belongs, was conducting a thorough investigation into the case. ABTA has told the Department that it has received assurances from the tour operator that, on the basis of a full report on the incident, it is fully satisfied that its representative acted correctly. ABTA has written accordingly to Mrs. Braisdell.