§ Mr. John Garrett
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many companies in Norwich have applied for assistance under the footwear industry scheme; and how many grants have been made to them and to what value.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
To date 33 applications have been received from 13 companies in Norwich. Assistance has been offered on 21 of these applications amounting to £0.21 million. Five applications are under consideration and seven have been rejected or withdrawn.