§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total expenditure of his Department 775W which is incurred in Wales for the current financial year and the most recent for which complete information is available.
§ Mr. Butcher
[pursuant to the reply, 19 January 1987, c. 398]: Complete information on expenditure by my Department on a regional basis could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, we can say that in 1985–86 £3.7 million was spent in Wales under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1982 and over £1.9 million on support for innovation under the Science and Technology Act 1965. It is expected that similar amounts will be spent in 1986–87.