§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many approved applications for regional development grant were outstanding for payment at 30 November 1985; how much money these applications represent; and what further delay he expects.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
2,317 approved applications for old-style regional development grant were outstanding at 30 November 1985, representing approximately £46 million of grant. Payment of grant on each application will be made within the terms of the four-month moratorium announced on 17 January 1985.