§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what further assistance he proposes for textile areas to promote diversification. 
§ Mr. Page
The Government have secured 32 mecu of European Retex grant for a programme for textile areas including, for the first time, parts of London and the Scottish Borders. The aim of the programme is to promote the economic diversification of these areas. I expect that the European Commission will adopt the GB Retex programme later this month.