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Textile, Clothing And Footwear Industries

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 18 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will provide figures indicating the level of Government assistance in the form of regional development grants and industry aid assistance to the United Kingdom textile, clothing and footwear industries during 1979, 1980, 1981 and the first half of 1982 in the form of (a) the total amounts granted and (b) the amounts granted to companies in areas which lost their assisted area status on 1 August in the current year.

The following is the only information available; it is not precisely in the form requested:the proportion of United Kingdom imports of steel from the European Economic Community that have been covered by exports for each of the past eight years, ending at the month for which the figures are most recently available;(2) if he will set out the output of the steel industry of each European Economic Community country and the European Economic Community as a whole for each of the past eight years as a tonnage and as a value both absolutely and indexed against the 1974 volume and the United Kingdom retail prices index for years ending at the month for which figures are most recently available.