To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much public money, in terms of grants, freedom from rates or other tax relief, rent reductions and other support, has been given to the firm of D and A Allan in Clydebank's business park since it was established.
[holding answer 22 February 1988]: The firm of David Allan and Co. Ltd. is located in the Clydebank business park within the Clydebank enterprise zone. No rates will therefore be payable by the company during the life of the zone. I understand that no direct assistance has been provided by the Scottish Development Agency, such as rental concessions or loans, offers of financial assistance have however been made by the Clydebank Enterprise Fund Ltd. (a body that is partly funded by the SDA) but details are confidential. Details of individual grant payment by my Department are also generally a matter of commercial confidentiality although cumulative payments of regional development grant to individual firms in excess of £25,000 in any single quarter are published regularly in British Business.