§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the results of his contacts with Courtaulds over the export of textile machinery.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The Department is in close contact with Courtaulds about the possibility that some regional development grant may be repayable as a result of factory closures and the subsequent sale or disposal of assets. However, details of any amounts to be repaid are a confidential matter between the company and the Department.