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Rural Businesses

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the value at constant prices of the incentives under regional aid legislation taken up by businesses operating in rural Wales outside the boundary of the Development Board for Rural Wales for each year between 1978 and 1982.

The value of regional selective assistance offers under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 which have been accepted for projects in rural Wales outside the boundaries of the Development Board for Rural Wales is as follows:

Cash terms*Equivalent in 1978–79 prices
* Deflated by corresponding changes in the GDP deflator. (The deflator for 1981–82 is a provisional figure).
Information relating to regional development grants, which are the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Industry, given to businesses located in these areas cannot be provided without disproportionate cost.

Note: The rural areas for this purpose have been taken to be the following districts:

Ynys Mon, Dwyfor, Arfon, Aberconwy, Colwyn, Glandwr, Preseli, South Pembs, Carmarthen and Dinefwr.