HC Deb 06 November 1980 vol 991 c643W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proportion of the total financial assistance paid out by his Department went to firms employing between (a) 0 to 50 employees and (b) 50 to 200 employees in each of the years 1977–78, 1978–79 and 1979–80.

Mr. David Mitchell

I regret that such information is not readily available in the form requested.

However, a special analysis of regional selective assistance offered only under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 showed that in the 12 months ending 31 July 1980, 391 offers out of a total of 874 were made to firms employing 200 or fewer. The offers to small firms amounted to £12.4 million out of a total of 103.2 million offered to all sizes of firms in Great Britain.