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Cloft Scheme

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, following the refusal of the EC to accept the CLOFT scheme for assistance to the clothing, footwear and textile industries, what steps he is taking to help these industries; and if he will make a statement.

My Department has a wide range of schemes currently available to assist the development of industry, including the clothing, footwear and textile industries. These schemes have recently been repackaged and a copy of the brochure "Support for Business" was deposited in the House of Commons Library. The clothing, footwear and textile industries have also made proposals which are currently being considered by the Department.