HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 cc485-6W
Mr. Edge

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many firms have sought help from the Finance for Industry Organisation in the last 12 months; and how many are category 1 firms.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

I understand that, at its recent Press conference, FFI announced that in the year up to June 716 approaches were made to its operating subsidiaries. Of these 82 were put to the Finance Corporation of Industry which deals with larger companies, but it is not known how many were category 1 firms.