§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his budgeted figure for payments in (a) regional development grant and (b) regional selective assistance; and what is his best estimate of the amounts due.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
[pursuant to his reply, 5 December 1986]: Taken together, my Department's Supply Estimate and Winter Supplementary Estimate provisions for payments of regional development grant and regional selective assistance in 1986–87 are £243.8 million and £93.4 million respectively. I am not yet able to give a clear estimate of the amounts due.