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European Coal And Steel Community

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the totals of loans and grants, respectively, to the United Kingdom from the European Coal and Steel Community from 1973 to the latest convenient date, and separately in the last financial year; and of these totals what sums have been made available for projects in Norfolk.

To 31st October 1978 the United Kingdom coal industry received £391 million in loans and £25·8 million in grants. In 1977–78 the figures were £93·6 million and £40 million respectively.The National Coal Board has no projects in Norfolk. Steel industry matters are for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry.