HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 c25W
24. Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the financial assistance grants to the Meriden Co-operative.

Mr. Alan Williams

The Co-operative received a grant of £750,000 under Section 8 of the Industry Act in March 1975 when it was set up. The Government also made £4.2 million available in the form of a loan.