HC Deb 09 April 1963 vol 675 cc1080-1
30. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement of the number, amounts and incidence of grants and loans under the Local Employment Act provided to the latest date to the appropriate areas in north-east Scotland; how many of those grants and loans were offered and declined respectively; and what were the principal reasons for refusal of the assistance offered.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade (Mr. David Price)

Since the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the Official Report. I cannot give separate figures for loans and grants. In the two cases where offers were declined I cannot reveal the amount of assistance which was offered or the reasons for which it was declined. Any of this information

The following table sets out the financial assistance offered to projects in North-East Scotland:—
Number of projects offered assistance Offers declined Excluding offers declined
Amount offered Estimated extra jobs
Aberdeen Group (of Employment Exchange areas) 6 2 188,200 252
Buckie/Peterhead Group 3
Total—North-East Scotland 9 2 188,200 252