HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 c185W
24. Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his policy towards the promotion of craft and starter workshops; how many have been started in each of the last three years; and what has been the level of Government support.

Mr. Trippier

It is our policy to encourage the development of craft and starter workshops. I am arranging for a table to be published in theOfficial Report giving details of small workshops funded by Government agencies which have been started in the last three years. Figures for the level of financial support are not available.

Number of small workshops started in each of the last three financial years
1982–83 1983–84 1984–85
Units up to 1,250 sq ft English Industrial Estates Corporation
for Department of Trade and Industry 299 210 332
for Development Commission 145 113 191
Total 444 323 523
Units up to 1,000 sq ft
Wales Development Agency 47 20
Development Board for Rural Wales 10 18 68
Total 57 38 68
Units up to 1,000 sq ft
Scottish Development Agency 69 47 95
Highlands and Islands Development Board 20 33 13
Total 89 80 108

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