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Regional Aid

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish in the Official Report the amount of regional preferential assistance paid to each standard region of England, Scotland and Wales in 1986–87, identifying separately the main forms of assistance: and if he will publish equivalent data for each year since 1978–79.

Government expenditure on regional preferential assistance for industry

1

(£ millions)

Financial year:

Form of assistance

Region

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

1. Regional development grantNorthern135·0122·4117·5143·9127·2101·389·067·3102·2
North West64·358·7105·7143·497·383·080·062·1101·3
Yorkshire/Humberside30·221·538·747· 136·423·526·824·227·1
South West6·05·08·510·311·07·89·58·615·3
East Midlands2·32·43·27·28·88·23·84·48·4
West Midlands0·1
England238·1210·0273·7351·9280·7223·8209·0166·6254·4
Scotland107·370·2113·3142·7287·3143·0109·0107·5170·5
Wales71·550·7103·5122·2121·572·192·784·488·8
Great Britain2416·9330·9490·5616·8689·6438·9410·6358·5513·4
2. Selective financial assistanceNorthern10·711·513·021·121·111·114·916·018·0
North West40·120·615·2

315·7

18·3

314·7

11·412·718·2
Yorkshire/Humberside5·26·86·17·110·68·79·17·210·2
South West2·43·11·71·72·72·01·72·34·7
East Midlands0·70·90·51·04·29·46·33·92·1
West Midlands4·69·8
England59·142·936·546·656·945·943·546·763·0
Scotland12·414·021·219·020·123·929·346·935·4
Wales30·46·17·810·014·512·217·921·827·2
Great Britain2103·478·974·075·691·582·090·7115·4125·6
3. Expenditure by English estates on land and factoriesNorthern13·213·914·910·110·212·318·311·116·9
North West9·63

37·4

9·3

315·7

38·7

36·5

10·211·19·0
Yorkshire/Humberside2·03·87·47·45·93·36·02·94·1
South West1·22·61·32·82·72·12·50·92·2
East Midlands0·40·80·90·40·7
West Midlands0·10·10·90·2
England26·528·633·936·427·724·237·026·932·4
Expenditure by Scottish and Welsh development agencies on land and factoriesScotland27·837·847·355·146·443·623·332·420·2
Wales30·243·460·065·946·228·430·125·427·6
4. Highland and Islands development boardScotland6·18·511·411·815·617·322·917·915·8
5. Development board for rural WalesWales4·15·36·16·8

1 All figures are gross and include payments to nationalised industries.

2 The Great Britain total for individual forms of assistance may not always equal the sum of the component parts due to the inclusion of items which cannot be allocated to regions, and because of rounding.

3 Includes expenditure in Cumbria, otherwise shown within the totals for the northern region.

The items included in the expenditure are: regional development grants and regional selective assistance; expenditure on land and factories by the English Industrial Estates Corporation, the Scottish and the Welsh Development Agencies; and expenditure on land and factories and grants by the Development Board for Rural Wales, and the Highlands and Islands Development Board.