§ 31. Mr. Leigh
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the amount of trade and industry grants given in the Gainsborough area since 1972.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Offers of regional selective financial assistance totalling £4.4 million have been made since 1 April 1982, of which £3.2 million has been paid.
Assistance under the Science and Technology Act is available nationally. Grants totalling £32,000 have been made to support innovative projects in the Gainsborough TTWA.
Gainsborough will also have been able to benefit from several other departmental schemes of assistance which 482W have been available nationally from time to time, but records have not been kept on a detailed geographical basis.