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Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what consultations have taken place on favoured manufacturer status with the computer firms concerned: and if he will now make a statement.

My Department is in regular contact with ICL and other computer manufacturers on a wide range of

197419751976January 1977Total
No.Value £000No.Value £000No.Value £000No.Value £000No.Value £000
Section 7 (Regional Selective Assistance)—
Applications received61,7781220218092,188
Applications withdrawn31,52311441,537
Applications under consideration.11641164
Offers made41854185
197419751976January 1977Total
Section 8 (Selective financial assistance)—
Applications received28811623250
Offers made11122393250
Payments of regional development grants were also made under section 1 of the Act