asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the value at constant prices of the incentives under regional aid legislation taken up by businesses operating within the area of the Development Board for Rural Wales for each of the four years 1978–79 to 1981–82.
I regret that information relating to regional development grants given to businesses located within the area of the Development Board for Rural Wales by my Department cannot be provided without disproportionate cost, as statistics are only available for Wales as a whole.Offer of regional selective assistance under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972, which were made by the Secretary of State for Wales were:
|Cash terms||*Equivalent in 1978–79 prices|
|* Deflated by corresponding changes in the GDP deflator. (The deflator for 1981–82 is a provisional figure).|