HC Deb 16 July 1982 vol 27 c481W
Mr. Bulmer

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much money has been given in financial support to the carpet industry since 1 January 1975 by his Department; what form this assistance has taken; and under which schemes, including the various schemes to promote employment.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Since 1 January 1975, 13 offers of selective financial assistance under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 have been made by my Department to companies in the carpet industry in Scotland. The total value of the assistance offered was £2.4 million, of which 94 per cent. was by grant and the rest by loan.

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