§ Mr. Spriggs
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what were the proportions of large firms and small firms, respectively, which applied for Government financial assistance; and of these how many received loans and grants, respectively.
§ Mr. Cryer
I regret that this information is not readily available. Financial assistance under the Industry Act 1972 is related to projects involving particular factories or offices and not to the total size of the applicant firms.