HC Deb 17 January 1989 vol 145 cc106-7W
Mr. Harry Barnes

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list the areas of Derbyshire which he has submitted for consideration to the European Commission under its review of the European Economic Community's structural funds; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

[holding answer 16 January 1989]The European Commission is to draw up a list of areas; to receive support from the Community structural funds, including the European regional development fund, under the funds' new objective 2 (conversion of industrial regions). We believe that the following parts of Derbyshire satisfy criteria in Council regulation (EEC) No. 20522/88 qualifying them for consideration for selection, and have asked the Commission to include them in the list:

  • Chesterfield Travel-to-Work Area (TTWA)
  • The Derbyshire parts of: Mansfield TTWA
  • Sheffield TTWA
  • Worksop TTWA
  • Derby City Urban Programme Area.

The Commission's decision is expected during