HC Deb 17 May 1968 vol 764 c301W
Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, what is the amount of annual grant paid to the North-East Development Council; and for what purposes.

Mr. Shore

Grants to the North-East Development Council towards expenditure on publicity to promote development and growth in the North-East are borne on Subhead D of the Vote for the D.E.A. (Class 1 Vote 4). The following grants have been made in the period ended 31st March, 1968:

Year ended 31st March, 1965 40,000
Year ended 31st March, 1966 30,000
Year ended 31st March, 1967 20,000
Year ended 31st March, 1968 10,000

The Civil Estimate for 1968–69 provides for a grant of up to £10,000 in the year ending 31st March, 1969.