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Assisted Areas

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent in each area under the assisted area scheme in each of the last three years (a) on capital account and (b) on revenue account; and if he will make a statement.

The following grant payments were made under the regional selective assistance and old and new-style regional development grant (RDG) schemes in the last three years.

£ million
Region-Country1983–841984–851985–86
North-East82·676·161·7
North-West130·7121·195·4
Yorkshire and Humberside32·336·030·7
East Midlands16·910·28·3
West Midlands1·86·6
South West9·811·310·6
Scotland166·2138·4149·1
Wales87·3111·0106·2
Revenue expenditure is not eligible for grant under the RDG schemes although payments of new-style RDGs may be related to the number of jobs created. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of payments of regional selective assistance in the form requested, but the bulk is related to capital expenditure. The Secretaries of State for Scotland and Wales are responsible for the administration of these schemes in their respective territories.