HC Deb 18 July 1986 vol 101 c639W
Dr. Hampson

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much financial aid Her Majesty's Government have given to Vickers plc to support its business in north-east England; and how much has been given by local authorities.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Department of Trade and Industry has given £3.579 million financial aid (regional development grants (old style) and regional selective assistance) to Vickers companies in north-east England since 1 May 1979. It would require a disproportionate use of resources to attempt to assemble information about any aid given by local authorities.


  1. (a) Any support for innovation assistance provided under the Science and Technology Act cannot be disclosed without consent of the applicant.
  2. (b) The figure for regional development grant consists of individual payments of £25K or more of old style RDG as published in "British Business".
  3. (c) The figure for regional selective assistance consists of offers as published in "British Business".
  4. (d) Aid given means offered in respect of RSA and paid in respect of RDG.

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