§ 51. Mr. Philip Holland
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much of the Development Commission's expenditure is administered by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas; and whether the disbursement of the balance justifies the cost of administration of two such bodies.
§ Mr. Monro
The Commission's estimated expenditure for 1979–80 is £18.675 million, of which it is estimated £12.3 million will be administered by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas. The functions of both bodies are to be reviewed by an inter-departmental group of officials.