§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what new commitments his Department has undertaken to provide financial assistance for private companies or workers co-operatives since March 1974; and, in each case, what was the sum involved, what future assistance has been promised, which concerns were involved and what methods of payment have been or are to be adopted.
§ Mr. Heffer
The following offers of assistance to private companies have been made since March 1974 under Sections 7 and 8 of the Industry Act:
£ million Section 7 … … … … 20.6 Section 8 … … … … 6.9
In addition the following offers have been made to workers' co-operatives:
£ million Meriden … 4.95 Scottish News Enterprises … 1.75