HC Deb 06 November 1968 vol 772 c94W
Mr. Mapp

asked the President of the Board of Trade what were the number and total cost of grants for the year ended March, 1968 paid to the spinning, weaving, dyeing and printing firms in the textile industry in the traditional area of the cotton industry; and if he will publish similar information in respect of firms in development areas outside the traditional area.

Mr. Dell

Total grants paid to the textile industry in the year ended March, 1968, was £21,842,000. Detailed analysis of this figure could not be provided without disproportionate expenditure of time and money since it would involve special analysis of many hundreds of individual claims.