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Glanford And Scunthorpe

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assistance his Department has rendered to Glanford and Scunthorpe since June 1983 in the form of grants from budgets within his reponsibility or obtained through the European Community, describing the nature of the grant in each case, the sums of money involved, the number of companies assisted in each case and the number of jobs created thereby.

The information is not fully available in the form required. The figures quoted are for the Scunthorpe employment office area for the period 1 June 1983 to 31 March 1985:

Payment of Regional Development Grants over £25,000Offers of Selective Assistance under Sections 7 and 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982
Number of offers23
Value (£'000)9,4833,285
Estimated Jobs:
SafeguardedN/A*12
NewN/A*871

* Section 7 Assistance only.

Details of assistance from the European regional development fund can only be given on a regional basis at present. No offers have been made under the support for innovation scheme during the period quoted.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many factory units, giving the floor space in each case, English Industrial Estates have constructed in Glanford and Scunthorpe since 1981; what is the total cost of construction; and how many have been occupied, by how many companies and how many jobs created.