§ Mr. Sedgemore
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what were the total claims for interest relief grants under the Industry Act 1972 by firms wholly or partly engaged in manufacturing activities in the United Kingdom for the years 1973, 1974 and 1975; what payments against these have been authorised and made so far; and what proportion of the firms concerned fell within Category 1 of the Price Code.
Mr. Alan Williams,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24th June 1976, Vol. 913, c. 627], gave the following information:
Records do not distinguish firms falling within Category 1 of the price code, but the rest of the information is as follows:
£ million 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 Offers … … 25.0 24.9 35.7 Payments … … 2.8 9.6 16.2