§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the level of grant aid to industry in Trafford Park under the regional development programme for each of the seven years up to April 1973; and what is his estimate for the current year.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I regret that the information is not readily available, but as at 31st December 1973 121 offers of regional selective assistance, excluding the assistance already announced to Cammell Laird and Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, had been made in the North-West Region, totalling £9.5 million and involving 10,000 new jobs. A further 144 applications are under consideration, including a further 9,000 new jobs. Further jobs will arise from payments of regional development grants. I regret that information at Trafford Park itself is not readily available.