§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much grant aid has been given to how many projects under the coal boiler conversion scheme for each of the years 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Grants made under the coal firing scheme are normally paid in stages over two years or more. The following table shows the total number of projects accepted for grant-aid under the scheme in each year, and the actual amounts paid out each year.
Projects accepted Amounts of grant paid £ million 1981 20 0.05 1982 82 1.01 1983 127 3.82 1984 94 6.72 Total 323 11.60