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Ecsc Loans

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will specify the grants and loans which have been approved for the North-West from the European Coal and Steel Community Fund since 1st February 1973.

A loan of £2·3 million has been made under Article 54 of the Treaty of Paris to Manchester Steel of Manchester and a loan of £5·1 million under Article 56 to British Leyland for its development at Speke. Figures relating to other loans and grants from the European Coal and Steel Community are not available on a regional basis.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what grants and loans have been approved for the Yorkshire and Humberside area from the ECSC Fund since 1st January 1973.

The following loans have been made under Article 54 of the Treaty of Paris:

£ million
BSC Scunthorpe25·75 (two loans)
BSC Templeborough1·25
NCB Barnsley1·0
Woodhead Components (Sheffield)0·5
Figures relating to other loans and grants from the European Coal and Steel Community are not available on a regional basis.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will specify the grants and loans which have been approved for the North-East area from the ECSC Fund since 1st January 1973.

The following loans have been made to the National Coal Board under Article 54 of the Treaty of Paris:

£2·6 million, Easington Colliery.
£3·5 million, Horden and Blackhall Colliery.
Figures relating to other loans and grants from the European Coal and Steel Community are not available on a regional basis.