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Regional Aid

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will provide figures for the amounts spent, by region, and in Scotland and Wales, on regional selective assistance in 1986–87; and if he will give estimates for 1987–88.

Provisional figures for payments of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) in 1986–87 are as follows:

Area£ million
North East18·3
North West19·3
Yorkshire and Humberside9·8
East Midlands2·3
West Midlands9·7
South West5·2


£ million

Great Britain Total126·6

Provision for expenditure on RSA in 1987–88, as set out in the Supply Estimates, is as follows:

£ million



(1) RSA has been interpreted as industrial and training grants.

(2) All figures are gross, before deducting recoveries and EC receipts.

(3) Estimates for future RSA expenditure are produced only for England as a whole and are not broken down by region.