§ Mr. Harry Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many companies in Scotland have taken advantage of the selective investment scheme under section 8 of the Industry Act 1972 in each of the years since the Act was implemented; and what is the total number of employees in the companies concerned.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Offers of assistance to Scotland under the selective investment scheme have been made to one company in 1977 and two companies in 1978, involving a total amount of assistance of £23.4 million. The companies concerned employ around 21,500 people in the United Kingdom.