HC Deb 11 June 1973 vol 857 c226W
Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give a table covering the years 1963–1972 showing the total which has been spent by Her Majesty's Government in grants, REP, rent-free factories, training grants, etc., in the various regions for the purpose of dealing with regional unemployment and problems arising therefrom.

Mr. Anthony Grant

This information is not fully available in the form requested and there are in any case considerable difficulties in making comparisons arising, for example, from differences in treatment for taxation purposes. I hope, however, to write to the hon. Member shortly giving such information as is available.