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Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if an application for financial assistance has been received from the Yuasa Company of Japan for the development of the manufacture of sealed lead acid batteries in the United Kingdom.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 February 1980]: We are bound by commercial confidentiality not to reveal the details of any discussions which we may be having, with particular companies about possible investments in Britain.

Offers of assistance are published in British Business where a grant of £5,000 or more or a loan of £10,000 or more is involved.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry which firms in the United Kingdom manufacture sealed lead acid batteries; and what support has been given to them from Government services.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 February 1980]: In the United Kingdom there is at present no manufacture of those batteries.