HC Deb 23 November 1970 vol 807 cc12-3W
61. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether investment grants have been made available to those companies which have discovered oil off the north-east coast of Scotland; and what representations he has received on the matter.

Mr. Anthony Grant

On expenditure incurred before 27th October 1970 such companies would be eligible for investment grant within the terms of the Industrial Development Act 1966. It is not the practice to disclose whether grant has been made to particular companies or what representations have been made.