HC Deb 14 February 1972 vol 831 c19W
Mr. Tom McMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will allow local officials of his Department to make decisions on standard grants and operational grants.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The procedures for dealing with applications are kept under review. Operational grants however can only be offered on the basis of a recommendation from the Department's Advisory Committee, which also considers the larger applications for building grant.