HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 c590W
45. Mr. Gerald Howarth

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications his Department has received for regional assistance from companies in the west midlands assisted area.

Mr. Butcher

Since the designation of intermediate area status on 29 November 1984 my Department has received 597 applications for regional selective assistance in the west midlands. By November 1985 a total of £22 million has been offered in grants, and this is associated with some 13,500 jobs either created or safeguarded.