§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will list those projects in the Preston and West Lancashire employment area which have received selective assistance within the terms of the Industry Act.318W
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
The following offers of assistance have been made under the Industry Act 1972 in the period 1 March 1974 to 31 January 1979:
SECTION 7—REGIONAL SELECTIVE ASSISTANCE Number Value £m. Estimated total cost of projects £m. Estimated employment involved 77 3.9 41.9 4,232
SECTION 8—SELECTIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Number Value £m Estimated total project costs £m. 18 0.7 3.8
Lists of companies in receipt of section 7 offers over £10,000 together with the location of the projects concerned are published quarterly in Trade and Industry in accordance with the arrangements announced by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Industry to the House on 31 July 1974. Similar arrangements also exist for section 8 assistance amounting to £5,000 or more.