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Regional Assistance

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether he will list each form of regional support payable from public funds to business, industry, and the professions in Ulster, and the names of agencies responsible for such payments;(2) if he will list the total cost of regional assistance payable in Ulster for each year since 1970 under each heading of support payable to business, industry and the professions, and for each county;(3) if he will list the total cost of assistance for employment and training measures payable in Ulster for each year since 1970 under each heading of support payable to business, industry and the professions, and for each county.

A full listing of the various schemes of assistance to businesses in Northern Ireland is provided in "Support for Industry", published by the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, a copy of which has been placed in the Library. The elements which equate

YearStandard Capital Grants (Department of Economic Development)Selective Assistance by the Local Enterprise Development Unit (LEDU)Selective Assistance by the Industrial Development Board (IDB) and the former Department of Commerce (DOC)Employment and Training Measures (Department of Economic Development)
1970–7118,400,00029,200,6653,095,316
1971–7217,600,000173,80333,365,2014,391,675
1972–737,987,195605,28834,794,4927,040,145
1973–748,500,0001,200,12247,358,7818,334,021
1974–7515,000,0002,235,00041,116,30113,728,508
1975–7630,872,5412,100,00049,631,72219,951,552
1976–7727,704,8472,451,00063,410,73334,571,419
1977–7831,831,1133,255,00054,246,23544,954,838
1978–7927,217,9014,445,00097,556,12755,459,998
1979–8018,369,4365,749,884100,164,40961,208,915
1980–8139,806,4415,643,650115,806,71868,633,615
1981–8241,705,1325,969,00079,280,97472,930,337
1982–8352,834,8318,799,000104,525.40887,766,740
1983–8440,675,00013,650,00083,575,00096,103,000
1984–85*54,000,00015,100,00084,964,00085,260,000
1985–86*35,000,00016,700,00079,216,00082,338,000
* Estimated.