HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 c250W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much industrial aid has been taken up by the west midlands; and how this compares with the take-up of other industrial regions.

Mr. Butcher

[pursuant to the reply, 28 March 1983, c. 14]: Detailed records are not kept on a regional basis for all the schemes of assistance operated by the Department of Industry. It is therefore not possible to give a precise breakdown of assistance to industry in the west midlands, or other regions. However, since May 1979 the region has received or been offered in respect of the schemes for which regional totals are available over £36 million under the Industrial Development Act 1982 and over £37 million under the Science and Technology Act. Comparable figures for the other regions are as follows:

Industrial development act Science and technology act
£ million £ million
Scotland 635 11
Wales 439 4
Northern region 552 3
North West 496 23
Yorkshire and Humberside 193 9
East Midlands 67 12
South East 42 102
South West 68 22