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Electronics Industry

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total financial support for the electronics industry in England from Government or Government-funded sources including grants, loans and subsidies for each of the last five years.

Support for the electronics industry in England, from my Department for each of the last five years, is set out in the table. The sectors of the electronics industry covered are scientific instruments (MLH 354), telegraph and telephone apparatus (MLH 363), radio and electrical companies (MLH 364), broadcast receiving and sound reproduction equipment (MLH 365), electronic computers (MLH 366), radio/radar and electronic capital goods (MLH 367). The figures in the table for RDG relate to electrical engineering as a whole, and include Scotland and Wales.

Payments in £ millions






Support under Sections 7 & 8 of the Industrial Development Act 19828·449·4611·5518·4319·36
Research & Development support under Science and Technology Act 196520·1724·7143·5963·0483·18
Regional Development Grants for England, Scotland and Wales for Electricial Engineering22·3430·2840·4031·5132·31