asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what assistance his Department has rendered to the Glanford and Scunthorpe parliamentary constituency since June 1983 in the form of derelict land grants, urban aid grants, and other similar resources available to his Department giving the sums of money concerned in each case, the organisations aided and the effect of those grants and the creation of employment.
The figures are as follows:
|Urban programme||European regional development fund|
|Organisation receiving grant||Capital||Revenue||Derelict land grant||Quota section||Non quota section||Industrial Development Act section 13|
|(i) Public sector|
|Humberside County Council||3,750||97,010||355,200|
|Glanford Borough Council||—||—||653,800|
|Scunthorpe Borough Council||35,000||112,773||506,100||280,000||78,880|
|Glanford and Scunthorpe Joint Committee for the reclamation of Normandy Park||351,018|
|Anglian Water Authority||441,600|
|Severn-Trent Water Authority||99,900|
|(ii) Private sector|
|Pipe and Rail Limited||*1,440,000|
|Location and number of projects|
|Derelict land grant||†1||1|
|IDA Section 13||—||3|
|† Initial offer of grant subject to detailed examination of proposals and tenders.|
|* This scheme lies partly in Glanford and partly in Scunthorpe.|
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of tax and rating reliefs obtained by companies which have set up on the three enterprise zones in Glanford and Scunthorpe to date; and what estimate he has made of future costs to the Exchequer when the zones have been fully occupied.
The only enterprise zone measure for which the cost to the Exchequer can be stated precisely is the exemption from rates. The cost of this to date in Glanford borough has been £65,505 and in Scunthorpe borough £284,916. No estimate has been made at this stage of the cost of this measure when the zones are fully occupied.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will describe the incentives available to companies setting up on the three enterprise zones in the constituency of Glanford and Scunthorpe; and what assessment he has made of the impact of those zones upon the creation of employment.
The following incentives are provided specifically in enterprise zones.
Both Scunthorpe and Glanford enterprise zones are located within the scunthorpe travel-to-work area and therefore benefit from development area status. There are two forms of incentives. Regional development grants may be made in respect of capital expenditure on providing certain new assets (plant, machinery, buildings or works) under a qualifying project or in respect of the number of new jobs created; and regional selective assistance which has two main forms: project grant: these grants are based on the capital expenditure costs of the project and on the number of jobs created or maintained. All sectors of industry and commerce, both manufacturing and service, are eligible to receive project grants, and training grants, which are based on the training costs associated with manufacturing and service industry projects.
The current employment figures in these enterprise zones are: Fellexborough 94, Scunthorpe 404.