HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 cc99-100W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give figures for each of the last five years for (a) sales of tiles in the Unied Kingdom, (b) production of British tiles and (c) imports of tiles.

Mr. Butcher

[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1986]: The figures for (a) wall, floor and fireplace tiles and (b) clay roofing tiles and fittings are as follows:


  1. (a) No direct production subsidies for shipbuilding.
  2. (b) Rescue aid.
  3. (c) Guarantees from one coastal Land.
  4. (d) Grant aid for closures and reconversion.
  5. (e) Grants of up 11.25 per cent. and guarantees for investment.
  6. (f) Grants for research and development.


  • Nil.


  1. (a) Up to 25 per cent. of contract price. Additional 5.3 per cent. for large yards in the Mezzogiorno and 2 per cent. for others.
  2. (b) Loss compensation.
  3. (c) Stock holding of components.
  4. (d) Up 30 per cent. grants for investments linked to rationalisation or re-organisation programmes which do not increase production capacity.
  5. (e) Insurance or export credits.
  6. (f) Aid for research and development.


  1. (a) Up to 10 per cent. of contract price. Total aid is linked to turnover.


  1. (a) 25 per cent. of contract cost.
  2. (b) Loss compensation.


  1. (a) Up to 14.5 per cent. of value of the ship.
  2. (b) Up to 2–5 per cent. of contract value for financial restructuring to be matched by beneficiary.
  3. (c) Loss financing of public sector yards.
  4. (d) Employment Promotion Fund 2 per cent. of value of ships built.
  5. (e) Research and Development programmes financed by 0.5 per cent. of the value of ships built.