HC Deb 21 June 1974 vol 875 cc299-300W
Mr. Stanley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the details of regional employment premium payments to private industry are readily available but those to nationalised industries are not; and to the nationalised industries amounts are if he will publish the details of REP payments to the nationalised industries in each of the last 10 years.

1967–48 1968–69 1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 £1973–74 (Provisional Outturn)
National Coal Board 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
British Steel Corporation† .. .. .. 7.1 6.7 6.2 6.3
Civil Aviation Industries 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
British Railways Board 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
* Payments to the National Coal Board, the Civil Aviation industries and the British Railways Board are on account of ancillary manufacturing activities. The British Steel Corporation is paid in respect of its main activities.
† Payments to the British Steel Corporation prior to 1970–71 are not readily available.

Mr. Joel Barnett,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th June], gave the following information:

Details of capital debt and revenue deficits written off in the 10 years to 31st March 1974 are as follows:

Mr. Joel Barnett,

Pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 20th June], gave the following information:

Payment to the nationalised industries from 1967–68, when regional employment premiums were introduced, to 1973–74 are set out in the table below. The amount are not identifiable in the published official statistics for the years in question as they are included in totals which embrace other related payments to the nationalised industries, e.g. refund of selective employment tax.