UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns The Secretary of State for Wales

My hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. Like me, he was an Assembly Member in 1999 when the first form of European aid on this scale was discussed. It was described as a once in a lifetime opportunity. Sadly, we have qualified twice since and that is because of the relative failure of the existing programmes.