§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry under what authority grants have been made available to the microcircuits industry in the United Kingdom; what total of such grants has been paid since 1970; what amounts have been allocated to each recipient; and for what purpose such sums have been made available.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Apart from investment grants and regional development grants of general application some support has been given specifically to the micro-electronics industry under the Development of Inventions Act 1967 and the Science and Technology Act 1965. Except for two collaborative agreements made in 1967 and for which small amounts remained to be paid after 1970, this support was not in the form of grants but is recoverable on sales or on future profits.