§ Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether the reconstruction of the CCL factory at West Gorton, Manchester, will be affected by the termination of regional development grants for buildings and works in intermediate areas; if so, how; and to what extent.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Under the proposals made by the Secretary of State, regional development grants in the intermediate areas will continue to be paid at the rate of 20 per cent. on expenditure defrayed before 18 July 1979 or on buildings and works provided before 1 August 1980. Thereafter there will be no entitlement to grant on new expenditure.
ICL has informed the Department that these changes will result in a shortfall in finance of approximately £1½million on their project in West Gorton and the Department is considering the company's representations.