HC Deb 13 December 1984 vol 69 cc549-50W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report the amounts of cash to be given by the Development Board for Rural Wales to the Laura Ashley company for its expansion projects, as announced in the House on 10 December, and details of aid given by his Department and the Department of Trade and Industry.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The Development Board for Rural Wales has not grant-aided the projects; its role will be to provide a new factory in Newtown for use by the company. Under arrangements announced in July 1974, details of selective financial assistance are published inBritish Business after the first payment is made. Pending such publication, information relating to individual applications is normally treated in confidence.