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Regional Assistance

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list for each region, Scotland and Wales payments of regional development grants, regional selective assistance, regionalinvestment grants and regional innovation grants for this financial year and,

Regional Development GrantsRegional Selective Assistance1Regional Investment Grants2Regional Innovation Grants2
(£ million)(£ million)(£ thousand)(£ thousand)
East Midlands7·91·0l0nil
North East78·733·523432
North West49·622·0299118
South West6·64·96113
West Midlandsnil24·03 n/a3 n/a
Yorkshire and Humberside19·321·110844
East Midlands6·90·511750
North East28·018·6917311
North West17·914·976299
South West1·82·118541
West Midlandsnil13·53n/a3n/a
Yorkshire and Humberside8·07·0629120
1 Industrial and training grants only. Further payments of £2·9 million and £0·6 million which cannot be allocated to a specific region were made in 1988–89 and 1989–90 respectively.
2 These grants, which make up the Regional Enterprise Grants scheme, are applicable only in Development Areas and the Intermediate Areas in South Yorkshire designated under the EC RESIDER programme.
3 No designated areas in this region.
4 To end November 1989.
Expenditure plans for 1990–91 and 1991–92 will be published in the public expenditure White Paper in January.Deflators for part-years are not readily available. It would be inappropriate to use the deflator for 1989–90 as a whole to convert the outturn figures for the first eight months of the year only.