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Yorkshire And Humberside

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what grants have been received from the EEC to help ease the problem areas of high unemployment in the Yorkshire and Humberside region; and if he is satisfied with the amount of such aid which has already been received or promised for the immediate future.

Grants from the EEC for industrial development are at present only available from the ECSC for readaptation and other purposes Figures for these are not available on a regional basis. The ECSC and the European Investment Bank have made loans totalling £40·5 million to industry in the Yorkshire and Humberside region. The Government are always seeking to obtain as much benefit as possible from EEC membership.The following loans have been made under Article 54 of the Treaty of Paris:

£m.
BSC Scunthorpe25·75
BSC Templeborough1·25
NCB Barnsley1·0
Woodhead Components (Sheffield)0·5
The following loan has been made by the European Investment Bank:
£m.
BSC Thrybergh12·0