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North-West Region (Subsidies)

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many firms in (a) the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk are currently in receipt of some form of Government subsidy.

Complete information in relation to firms could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.Selective financial assistance under the Industry Act 1972 and the Science and Technology Act 1965 has been made as follows:

Number of Projects
North-West1,509
Merseyside268
Kirkby23
Ormskirk50

A number of firms will have more than one project or will be receiving more than one form of assistance. Many other firms in the region will have benefited from payments of regional development grant.

Firms also benefit from schemes run by other Departments and these are matters for my right hon. Friends responsible for such Departments.