HC Deb 22 July 1977 vol 935 cc723-5W
Mr. Ifor Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give full details of grants and loans received to date in

1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
A. European Coal and Steel Community
(i) Article 54 (loans): Steel Industry—
1. BSC Port Talbot (coke ovens—Phase 1) 35.00
2. BSC Port Talbot (rebuilding No. 4 blast furnace and raw material handling scheme) 7.00
3. GKN Cardiff (electric are furnace continuous casting plant and mills) 20.00
4. BSC Port Talbot (coke ovens) 5.81
(ii) Article 55 (grants): Steel Industry† 5.132
(iii) Article 56 (loans): Steel Industry—
1.BSC Ebbw Vale (tin plating plant) 15.55
2. BSC Tafarnaubach (steel-coating plant) 1.25
3. Natural Gas Tubes Ebbw Vale (welded tube mill) 0.95
4. Natural Gas Tubes Ebbw Vale (spiral weld mill) 1.36
5. BSC Tafarnaubach (welded steel tube plant) 1.086
(iv) Article 56 (re-adaptation grants): Steel Industry—
1. Re-adaptation benefits allocated to redundant steelworkers 0.02 0.51 0.38 0.86
B. European Investment Bank Loans
1. BSC Llanwern (modernising of stripmill) 14.70
2. BSC Port Talbot (new sinter plant for the preparation of raw materials) 8.00
3. BSC Port Talbot (new coal handling and blending system) 12.60
4. BSC Shotton (new installation of coating lines) 17.50
5. Post Office (improvement of telephone services in Wales) 17.50
6. British Rail, Holyhead (improving Sealink services) 5.50
7. CEGB/Electricity Council Dinorwic (Welsh Hydroelectric Scheme) 26.00
* Figures notified to Departments. Approval dates where known.
† Figures relate to United Kingdom as a whole, the grants benefiting industry generally.
European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund—Assistance to individual undertakings under the Guidance and Guarantee Sections of the Agricultural Fund cannot be readily identified except in respect of grants awarded under Regulation EEC 17/64 (Individual Projects Scheme). Up to 15th July 1977 the following projects had been approved:

Year Description Grant Awarded
1973 Construction of a factory for cheese and milk products at Maelor, Clwyd 517,200
Extension and modernisation of cheese manufacturing capacity and installation of whey processings facilities at Llandyrnog, Clwyd 198,581
Conversion of non-refrigerated store into a cheese pre-packing unit and cold store at Johnstown, Carmarthen 87,103
Milk standardisation at three dairies in Glamorgan and Gwent 25,680
*Intensification of bulk milk collection in England and Wales (Phase I) 850,983
1974 *Intensification of bulk milk collection in England and Wales (Phase II) 2,129,010
Modernisation of a cheese factory at Pwllheli, Gwynedd 17,000
Installation of equipment for pre-packing cheese at a creamery at Maelor, Clwyd 21,600
Installation of additional cheese presses, packaging equipment and transport facilities at a creamery at Maelor, Clwyd 118,840
Modernisation of a butter making plant at a creamery at Felinfach, Dyfed 153,185

respect of firms in Wales from the EEC since its inception.

Mr. John Morris

Details of EEC loans and grants in respect of industrial investments in Wales since the United Kingdom joined the Community are as follows:

Grant Awarded
Year Description £
1975 Expansion and modernisation of a dairy at Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan 79,388
Conversion of boilers at a creamery at Maelor, Clwyd 10,460
Modernisation of handling and storage facilities at a creamery at Felinfach, Dyfed 214,500
Expansion of an animal feed mill near Pwllheli, Gwynedd 27,000
Installation of meat processing and packing equipment in a factory in Blaenavon, Gwent 40,750
Construction of a slaughtering and meat processing factory near Llanybydder, Dyfed 31,486
Expansion of a cheese factory at Haverfordwest, Dyfed 23,777
Installation of bulk milk reception facilities and butter and cheese packing equipment in a dairy at Caerphilly 15,006
Modernisation of a liquid milk dairy in West Glamorgan 50,000
* Projects covering both England and Wales.

Grants paid up to 15th July 1977 in respect of projects wholly in Wales amounted to £478,975. In addition, grants totalling £391,176 have been paid on projects*.

In addition, the European Regional Development Fund has, up to 30th June 1977, committed a total of £7.59 million of grants in respect of the Government's own assistance to industrial investments in Wales. This money is not passed on to individual industrialists but the level of the Government's regional programme has been set having regard to likely receipts.

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