§ Mr. Mason
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many projects are being considered within Yorkshire and Humberside which have been submitted for recognition for special financial assistance; how many have been approved and in which districts of the region; what job prospects are in the offing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
To date, 30 formal applications for regional selective assistance under Section 7 of the Industry Act have been received. More than 100 other potential applications are in various stages of discussion with firms. Seven have been approved. I am unable to give details of location without breaking commercial confidence. Similarly, I cannot yet give details of jobs likely to result.