§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Industry in the period 1st March 1975 to 31st December 1975, how many requests have been received from companies for financial assistance; how many have been rejected; how many applications are pending; and how many have been received from Scotland.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
1,143 requests for financial assistance were received under Sections 7 and 8 of the Industry Act 1972 in the period 1st March to 31st December 1975. 96 applications were rejected and 607 were still under consideration on 31st December. 174 applications came from Scotland.