§ 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:
Separate figures for each Development Area are not readily available, but I will circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT as soon as possible.
£'000 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