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Overseas Projects Fund

Volume 75: debated on Tuesday 12 March 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies have received support from the overseas projects fund in each year since 1979.

The number of offers of support from the overseas projects fund in each financial year from 1979–80 is as follows:

Number
1979–80137
1980–81118
1981–8282
1982–83107
1983–8436
1984–85*24
* First six months only.
In many cases a single offer represents support for a grouping of companies and firms; subcontractors and suppliers of those companies and firms do, in turn, also benefit from the support offered.