§ Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Industry (i) if he will publish the amount to be saved this year by deferring payment of regional development grants in Wales;
(2) how much less aid will be available to Welsh industry in the current financial year as a result of the deferment of regional development grants.
§ Mr. David Mitchell,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 9 July 1979; Vol. 970, c. 91], gave the following answer:
It is estimated that deferment will postpone payment of about £25 million of regional development grants to Welsh industry for the current financial year.