§ Mr. Grimond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total amount of assistance given to industry, both nationalised and private, by way of special grants for each of the last three years.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
[pursuant to his reply, 7 July 1980, c. 77]: I refer the right hon. Member to table 4 of Class IV of Supply Estimates 1980–81 and to the equivalent tables in the previous two years' Supply Estimates publications. These tables set out the total provision taken in Estimates for assistance to private industry, and so on, in the United Kingdom. Additional information is contained in tables 2.4 and 2.6 of the White Paper on the Government's expenditure plans (Cmnd 7841).