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Textiles And Clothing

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial aid was provided for the textile and clothing industries, respectively, by the Highlands and Islands Development Board and the Scottish Development Agency during the most recent convenient year for which figures are available.

The Highlands and Islands Development Board provided grant totalling £263,170 and loans of £53,465 to specific firms in the textile and clothing industries in the year 1981–82. The Scottish Development Agency provided loans of £227,440 in the same year. In addition, the agency provided £20,278 in that year in connection with a promotion project for Scottish woollens.