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British Leyland (Subsidies)

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 19 January 1984

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the average amount of subsidy from the taxpayer per employee at British Leyland for each year from 1979 to 1983.

The information requested is as follows:

YearGovernment equity paid to BLAverage weekly number of UK employeesAverage assistance per UK employee
1979£150 million154,820£968·87
1980£300 million134,990£2,222·39
1981£520 million103,989£5,000·53
1982£260 million84,475£3,077·83
1983£200 million*80,250*£2,492·21
* Estimate