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Novatech

Volume 685: debated on Monday 9 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the company Novatech has received any public sector support; if so, what support; when; and whether they will place in the Library of the House documents about such support. [HL6511]

Information from departments on public sector support to the company Novatech (NI) Ltd is set out in the table below:

Year(s)

Funder (Dept/Agency/NDPB)

Programme/Initiative

Amount

(£)

1992

LEDU

Programme Development Grant

176,500

LEDU

Making Belfast Work Grant

368,000

LEDU

Venture Funding Grant

312,000

1993

LEDU

Programme Development Grant

660,000

LEDU

Making Belfast Work Grant

575,000

Total

2,091,500

Documents relating to the above public funding are not being placed in the Library of the House at present as a company inspection is in progress. The department will place the documentation in the Library when to do so would not be potentially prejudicial to the company inspection, or any other statutory process that might arise therefrom.