§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate for each region of England, at 1986 prices, spending on (a) regional development grant and (b) regional selective assistance for each year until 1989–90.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
Estimates of regional assistance are produced only for England as a whole. I would refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to him on 20 January, (at columns 466–67; by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister about future provision for regional development grant expenditure in England. The Prime Minister has today answered a further question from the hon. Gentleman requesting the equivalent information on regional selective assistance.