asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the proportion of United Kingdom produced materials used in the projects supported through the overseas project fund in each year since 1979.
The information requested is not available for the period up to September 1981, when the new guidelines for operation of the overseas projects fund took effect. Since then the proportion by value of United Kingdom goods and services used in the contracts awarded to United Kingdom companies, which received offers from the Fund, was as follows:
|Financial year of contract award||Percentage by value of United Kingdom goods and services|
|* Six months from October.|
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the projects that United Kingdom companies have undertaken with support from the overseas projects fund in each year since 1979.
For reasons of commercial confidentiality, it is not the practice to disclose particulars of individual cases which have been offered support from the overseas projects fund.In each of the financial years from 1979–80, the number of projects awarded to United Kingdom companies with support from the Overseas Projects Fund has been as follows: