HC Deb 25 April 1975 vol 890 cc428-9W
Mr. Corbett

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the annual expenditure in each of the last five years at Government agricultural research establishments.

Mr. Strang

Details of expenditure on agricultural research and development over the last five years are as follows:

hotel developments which are now in voluntary or compulsory liquidation.

Mr. Deakins

£44,944,676 has been paid out by the English Tourist Board to date under the Hotel Development Incentives Scheme. Of this sum £1,663,474 has been paid out to 19 hotels which are now in liquidation or where an Official Receiver has been appointed. In four cases these hotels have been bought by new owners who have undertaken by deed of covenant to comply with the conditions of the original grant. In three cases there have been losses totalling £8,546, and in the remaining 12 cases the ETB is taking action either to seek a covenant or to recover the outstanding amount of the loan or the appropriate amount of the grant.