HC Deb 16 June 1976 vol 913 cc168-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the amount of money spent on regional assistance in Wales under Section 7 of the Industry Act for each year ending in July from 1972 to 1975.

Mr. Alan Williams

Offers of regional selective assistance and payments made under Section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 in respect of projects located in Wales are as follows:

Year ending Offers Payments
Number Value Value
£000 £000
July 1973 62 4,685 1,996
July 1974 129 19,716 4,067
July 1975 132 12,100 7,796
Payments arising from offers are staggered to match the progress of the projects concerned, whereas the offers represent the total sum that will have been paid after the completion of the projects.