§ 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:
Payments arising from offers are staggered to match the progress of the 169W projects concerned, whereas the offers represent the total sum that will have been paid after the completion of the projects.
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