§ Mr. Sheerman
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much money the Department of Industry has paid to Courtaulds Ltd. by way of grants, and so on, in the last 10 years.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
It would require disproportionate cost to provide this information. The company has, however, stated inThe Guardian newspaper on 27 August last that in the eight years to end of March 1979 it spent £469 millions in this country of which direct cash support from the Government was £64 millions, or 14 per cent. of the total.