§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much development area grant in Devon has cost in the latest two financial years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The information is not available in the form requested and could not be provided without disproportionate cost. Whilst the total grant paid in any administrative area cannot readily be identified, particulars of regional development grant payments exceeding £25,000 are published in "Trade and Industry". Totals of such payments in assisted areas in Devon in the financial years 1977–78 and 1978–79 are as set out below:
1977–78 1978–79 (£'000) (£'000) Development areas 322 430 Intermediate areas 164 307 Total 486 737