§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the number and value of regional selective assistance applications processed, respectively, at Plymouth for the south-west assisted area, and at Bristol for the Forest of Dean, in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Atkins
The number of regional selective assistance cases appraised by the Department's offices in Bristol and Plymouth over the past three years is as follows:
1985 1986 1987
Bristol 18 17 9 Plymouth 21 21 16
The value of grant offered over the same period is as follows:
£000 1985 1986 1987 (to date) Bristol 1,366 3,175 1,129 Plymouth 1,614 1,709 721
Note: The figures for Bristol include Devon and Cornwall cases appraised by Bristol-based staff.