HC Deb 23 June 1964 vol 697 cc35-6W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in HANSARD a list giving particulars of the names of private companies and individuals who have since October, 1951, received financial help, support, or subsidies in any form from the Treasury, and giving the amount of such assistance in each financial year; and what is the total amount of such moneys contributed to date by Her Majesty's Treasury.

Mr. Green

This information could not be made available without a disproportionate amount of work. In any case it is not the practice to divulge individual payments under Acts such as the Local Employment Acts and the Cotton Industry Act. But I give below gross totals of Government assistance to private industry and agriculture from 1958–59 onwards:

The figures are as follows:

1958–59 262
1959–60 301
1960–61 358
1961–62 465
1962–63 380
1963–64 444
1964–65 437

An analysis of these totals between the main categories of expenditure is given in Table X of the Financial Secretary's memorandum on the Estimates.

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