§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total number and value of offers of regional assistance made to companies in the West Cumbria travel-to-work areas, in Cumbria as a whole, in the north west region and in the northern region for the last month for which statistics are available.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
In September 1985, 11 offers of assistance totalling £454,000 were made under section 7 of the Industrial Development Act 1982 towards projects in the north west region. There were no offers made to projects in Cumbria during this month. 17 offers totalling £4.97 million were made towards projects in the north cast region.
Under the new regional development grant scheme 51 offers of assistance totalling £1.26 million were made to companies in the north west. Of these there were three offers totalling £26,455 made to projects in West Cumbria. 96 offers totalling £1.76 million were made towards projects in the north east.