HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 c27W
88. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the President of the Board of Trade what grants and loans have been made each year from 1945 for the improvement of basic services in each Development Area as authorised by Section 3 of the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945; and what are the estimated grants and loans for 1952–53.

Mr. H. Strauss

The total sum spent in each financial year in respect of grants or loans made under Section 3 has been as follows:

1945–46 nil
1946–47 128
1947–48 601
1948–49 833
1949–50 824
1950–51 1,083
1951–52 1,076
1052–53 (first six months) 1,164
Separate figures for each Development Area are not readily available, but I will circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT as soon as possible.