HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 cc553-4W
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

Cumulative expenditure by region from 1 April 1979 to 31 March 1986 for certain forms of assistance under section 8 of the Industry Act 1972 and the Industrial Development Act 1982 is as follows:

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.