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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the cost per head of population of public expenditure for which his Department is responsible in Cornwall, and England and Wales, respectively.
I regret that information is not available in the form requested. Estimates of the expenditure on regional preferential assistance paid by this Department are as follows:
|South-West assisted areas|
|Total expenditure||£7 million|
|Per head of population||£8·3|
|English assisted areas|
|Total expenditure||£225·5 million|
|Per head of population||£14|
|Total expenditure||£64·4 million|
|Per head of population||£23·3|
Records of expenditure under Section 8 of the Industry Act, which is not confined to the assisted areas, are not kept on a regional basis.