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Kirkby Manufacturing And Engineering Ltd

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he has received and if he will publish the Memorandum

GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS FOR EEC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO BSC
Category of assistance and location or activityApplication made before 28th February 1974Application made after 28th February 1974Result
£m.£m.
1. Reconversion loans—
Expansion at Ravenscraig14·8Agreed
££
2. Grants for industry studies carried out by BSC—
(i) Use of redundant blast furnace for treatment of urban refuse9,000Agreed
(ii) Assessment of training courses for redundant steel workers10,000Agreed
(iii) Training manual preparation2,000Agreed
3. Readaptation benefits for workers made redundant by curtailment of activity at BSC plants—
(i) Colsterworth50,000Agreed
(ii) Scunthorpe700,000Agreed
(iii) Cookley30,750Agreed
(iv) Shotton21,000Agreed
(v) Stanton289,500Agreed
(vi) Harlaxton and Woolsthorpe18,250Agreed
(vii) Cargo Fleet50,000Agreed
(viii) Irlam736,000Agreed
(ix) Workington101,200Agreed
(x) Whitehead38,100Under consideration
In addition to these applications by my Department on behalf of the British Steel Corporation, applications for loans from the ECSC and the EIB, and for ECSC research grants, are also made directly by the corporation.