§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what account the Welsh Development Agency took, when awarding grants to STC and other companies which involved closure of a site elsewhere, of the consequent redundancies.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Regional grant schemes in Wales are administered by the Welsh Office. Regional selective assistance is not normally made available to projects which involve the transfer of jobs from one part of Great Britain to another with no net increase in employment. Where a relocation project involves some net increase in employment in an assisted areas location, the transferred jobs are normally discounted for the purposes of assessing any RSA grant for which the project may be eligible.