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Regional Development Grants

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will set out in the Official Report the regional development grants paid in each of the three quarters of 1979, listing the companies to which the grants were paid.

Payments of regional development grants in each of the first three quarters of 1979–80 were:

Quarter ended 30 June 1979£110·4M
Quarter ended 30 September 1979£82·1M
Quarter ended 31 December 1979£57·2M
In general details of grant payments are confidential between the Department and the applicants, but particulars of payment of grants over £25,000 are published in "British Business" as formerly in "Trade and Industry". The information for the quarters listed above was published on 19 October 1979 and 7 December 1979 in "Trade and Industry" and on 22 February 1980 in "British Business". Copies are now available in the Library.