§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for 'Wales whether he has taken steps with the European Commission to press for an extension to the programme timetable for the Dyfed-Gwynedd-Powys national programme of Community interest for a further two years; and if he will make a statement on the expenditure pattern of the programme to date.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The European Commission has already agreed funds to enable the Dyfed Gwynedd Powys programme to continue until the end of 1993. Out of a total ERDF commitment of £79.4 million for 1987 to 1991, £51.2 million has already been committed and I anticipate that the remaining funds available for allocation in 1991 will be taken up.