HC Deb 04 March 1982 vol 19 c194W
Q28. Mr. Ron Brown

asked the Prime Minister what measures have been taken by Her Majesty's Government to improve the position of the engineering industry in Scotland.

The Prime Minister

The engineering industry is elegible for financial assistance under a wide range of schemes, including regional selective assistance and regional development grant which covers much of Scotland. To take a single important example, offers of assistance to the engineering and allied industry in Scotland under section 7 of the Industry Act since the beginning of 1981 total £32.4 million.