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Industrial Development Grants

Volume 171: debated on Tuesday 1 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list in the Official Report the grants made by his Department under section 13 of the Industrial Development Act 1982 showing the value of the grant as a percentage of the whole project cost.

[ holding answer 30 April 1990]: Section 13 of the Industrial Development Act 1982 enables Ministers to make grants towards improvements to "basic services" in assisted areas which will facilitate developments that will create new jobs for local people.In my Department, this is mainly used to make grants towards the cost of access and distributor roads for new industrial estates, but other developments may also be considered for grant assistance. Grant is usually paid at a rate of 30 per cent. of eligible expenditure. If a project is partly funded by a grant from the European regional development fund, Industrial Development Act grant is payable only on the balance of the cost.

The following table names the schemes which were formally approved for grant in 1989, gives the total cost of the road works, the amount of IDA grant awarded and the grant as a percentage of the total cost.

Project name

Total cost

Grant offer

Grant/ total cost

£000

£000

Per cent.

Northern Region

Hownsgill Industrial Estate23435

115

Lambton Street Industrial Estate Access Road26035

114

Shidon Access Road, All Saints Industrial Estate315

115

Tower Road, Glover Industrial Estate, Washington (2 applications)2246730
Heighington Lane Improvement1,160157

114

Heighington Lane Estate Road (2 applications)937126

113

Seaham Grange Spur Road10214

114

South Church Enterprise Park (phase 3)12217

114

Cul de sac off Walton Road, Pattinson Industrial Estate581730

North West Region

Chester Business Park83025030
Chester West Employment Park26640

115

Yorkshire and Humberside Region

Warren Road Link, Sawcliffe Industrial Park35910830
Road No. 2, Sawcliffe Industrial Park551730
Rook Lane/Dudley Hill Access Road, Bradford932830
Spring Ram Roundabout, Gelderd Road, Birstall60217229
Norquest Industrial Park, Birstall4109423
Development at Gelderd Road, Birstall4859419
North East Sector Industrial Access Road, Scunthorpe97428729
Aldwarke Lane Improvements, Rotherham5,9151,76430

West Midlands Region

Block 6, Townsend Drive, Attleborough Industrial Estate942830
Westward Heath Business Park Phase 3833116

114

Brockyard Road Improvement (Phases 2 and 3), Walsall50266

113

Woodend Lane, Fradley near Lichfield1031918
Morgans Access Phase 2, Ashmore Lake Industrial Estate30930
Extension to Liberty Way, Nuneaton1374130

East Midlands Region

Hinckley Fields Industrial Estate Phase 1911111

112

South West Region

Tolvaddon Industrial Estate35854

115

1 Indicates partly funded by ERDF grant.

All figures rounded to the nearest whole number.