Regional Assistance

Scotland written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what procedures are in place in his Department to ensure that EU regional development grants are used in accordance with European Commission rules.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (Scotland)

European Structural Funds programmes are required to operate in accordance with European Commission Regulations. The Scotland Office does not have oversight of any such programmes.

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