§ 24. Mr. Powley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made by the Industrial Development Board in developing the potential of the food processing industry.
§ Dr. Boyson
During the past two years the Industrial Development Board has offered financial aid totalling £39 million to processing companies against investment of 463W £124 million. That support has helped to create 1,650 new jobs and maintain employment of some 3,700 people in the industry.