§ Dr. Hampson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies at the latest count have applied for support under the microelectric applications project scheme in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire/Humberside and (c) each other region; what is the total value of the applications from Leeds and the Yorkshire region, respectively; and how many have been approved.301W
§ Mr. Butcher
There have been 151 applications from the Yorkshire and Humberside region for support under the microelectronics application project of projects totalling £16.5 million; 65 of these have been approved, and 14 are under consideration at present. Corresponding figures from Leeds are 24 applications (£2 million), with 10 approvals.
The numbers of applications from other regions are: north-east 56; north-west 182; west midlands 166; east midlands 139; south-east 1,147; south-west 182; Scotland 108; Wales 47.