§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give the level of support for industrial innovation under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982 paid out in Scotland in each year since 1982; if he will express this support as a percentage of total United Kingdom payments in each year; and if he will give the percentage changes in support between years.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The information is as follows:5W
Year on year change Scotland £'000 United Kingdom £'000 Scotland as percentage of United Kingdom Scotland Per cent. United Kingdom Per cent. 1982–83 447 5,300 8.4 — — 1983–84 1,514 19,879 7.6 238.7 275.1 1984–85 1,134 36,218 3.1 (25.1) 82.2 1985–86 1,430 30,757 4.6 26.1 (15.1)
Note: "Support for industrial innovation" is taken as compromising the Microelectronics Industry Support Programme, Investment Support for Microelectronics, Support for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Investment Support for Fibre Optics and Optoelectronics, the Innovation Linked Investment Scheme, and Computer-Aided Design and Test Equipment Support.
Source: Industrial Development Act 1982 annual reports and underlying detail.