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Development Aid

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list for the last financial year for which figures are available the total amounts of industrial development aid available from central Government to Scotland, Wales and the

£ million
ScotlandWalesSouth-West Assisted Area
Part I:
Payment of regional development grant105·070·47·2
Part II:
Section 7—Offers of regional selective assistance35·17·12·5
Section 8—Offers of selective financial assistance6·62·22·3
Part III
Assistance to the shipbuilding industry under the Construction Grant Scheme0·04
Average per head of working population66·371·440·8
In addition, an offer of £75 million was made to the Ford Motor Company under section 7 to assist job creation and job preservation in the motor vehicle industry, mainly in Wales and the North-West region.