§ Mr. Bulmer
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will list the grants that may be available to manufacturing companies outside the assisted areas.
§ Mr. Cryer
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st April 1978], gave the following information:
The following schemes under Section 8 of the Industry Act 1972 are currently available for support to projects outside assisted areas:
- (a) Under the selective investment scheme interest relief grants may be negotiated in each case as the minimum necessary for projects greater than £0.5 million where an improvement in nature, scale or timing will result;
- (b) there are a range of percentage grants under industry schemes: