HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c293W
32. Mr. Fallon

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much industrial support has been given by Her Majesty's Government to the northern region since 1983.

Mr. Atkins

The amount of industrial support made available to the northern region by way of regional grant and assistance from my Department since 1983 is £659 million. Industry in the region has also received support directly and indirectly from many other Government programmes.