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Development And Road Improvement Fund

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what purpose is served by retaining a separate development fund under the Development and Road Improvements Fund Acts of 1909 and 1910; and what is the annual cost of administering development commissions and their staff.

I have been asked to reply.The development fund finances the work of the Development Commission and its agency, the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas.The Commission's administrative costs in 1978–79 were –365,468.