§ Mr. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the amount granted in national selective assistance under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act 1972 and the Industrial Development Act 1982 to Scotland, Wales and the regions of England in each year since 1979–80 at constant 1986 prices.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
Region Amount (£,000) Scotland 42,916 Wales 25,805 North East 11,218 Yorkshire and Humberside 59,521 East Midlands 55,553 West Midlands 69,749 South East 128,200 South West 35,311
Region Amount (£,000) North West 87,108 Northern Ireland-mixed 3,045 Total 518,426
The forms of assistance included arc the following schemes: wool textiles (parts 1 and 2), ferrous foundries, machine tools, clothing, paper and board, non-ferrous foundry, instrumentation, drop forging, printing machinery, textile machinery, poultrymeat processing, footwear, accelerated project, selective investment, support for major projects, redmeat slaughterhouse, electronic components, microelectronics industry support 1, coal firing, fibre optics and opto-electronics, private sector steel, small engineering firms investment (1 and 2), advanced manufacturing technology, computer aided design and test equipment, innovation linked investment, quality assurance and support for the microelectronics industry.
The more detailed information requested by the hon. Member could be provided only at disproportionate cost.