HC Deb 18 February 1986 vol 92 c145W
67. Mr. Bellingham

asked the Paymaster General how many applications have been made by local enterprise agencies for funding from his Department.

Mr. Trippier

No applications have been received from local enterprise agencies for funding under the new local enterprise agency grant scheme which comes into operation on 1 April 1986. However, 78 local enterprise agencies have been, or are currently being given, modest financial support under the existing pump-priming scheme run by my Department; this scheme introduced in February 1983 will cease on the introduction of the new grant scheme.