§ Mr. Mapp
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number and the average and total cost of investment grants made during the year ended March, 1968, in the North-West and West Midland Regions, respectively, showing the figures for development and non-development areas separately.
§ Mr. Dell
Tables 6 and 7 of the Second Annual Report on Investment Grants94W provide the following information on the total value of grants paid in these regions during the year ended 31st March 1968:
North West 53,849,000 West Midlands 22,807,000 Merseyside Development Area (together with Barrow-in-Furness and Dalton-in-Furness 33,674,000
I regret that further geographical breakdown of these figures could not be provided except at disproportionate cost since it would necessitate a special statistical analysis of thousands of individual claims.