§ 13. Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Secretary of the National Assembly for Wales about the progress of objective 1 programmes in Wales. 
§ Mr. Paul Murphy
I meet the First Secretary regularly to discuss a range of issues, including progress with the objective 1 programme. At 12 February 2002, over 470 objective 1 projects had been approved, worth a total of 1273W over £300 million in European grants. Over £64 million of Objective 1 grant has already been paid out by the Assembly.