HC Deb 01 May 1986 vol 96 cc462-3W
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 £124 million. That support has helped to create 1,650 new jobs and maintain employment of some 3,700 people in the industry.