§ Mr. Dan Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the latest statistics showing the numbers and financial amounts of12W
Federal Republic, France and Italy; and if he will also compare the prices for mill plates in the above countries.
§ Mr. Tom Boardman
The following table provided by the British Steel Corporation compares published home trade prices in the Federal Republic, France and Italy with British Steel Corporation prices at 15th June 1973:
regional development grants and selective assistance (a) applied for and (b) granted throughout each sub-region in the North West.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Figures for regional development grants are not available. As regards regional selective assistance, for the North West Region as a whole, apart from the assistance already announced for Cammell Laird Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. and Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, 236 applications have been received totalling £10, 095,000 and 38 offers have been made totalling £1, 952,000 in loans and £970,000 in grants. Tor Merseyside alone 41 applications have been received totalling £3, 278,000 and seven offers have been made totalling £1, 217,000 in loans and £42,000 in grants. Separate figures for each sub-region could not be obtained without disproportionate effort, and could not be given without breaking commercial confidence.