HC Deb 14 January 1988 vol 125 cc371-2W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to his reply of 2 November 1987,Official Report, column 600, to the hon. Members for Glasgow, Provan and Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks), the costs to the public funds for the use of the Royal Marines and Commandos in the British Petroleum share launch have now been assessed; and how much of them has been recovered.

A small number of payments of regional selective assistance have also been made to companies in the Lochaber district in the period 1980 to 1987 but details on these cannot be given as to do so would disclose information on individual businesses. No such payments were made to firms in the Badenoch and Strathspey district.

Details of payments under the old regional development grant scheme are available only for payments of over £25,000 to firms in the Fort William and Inverness local employment office areas (EOA) which subsume Lochaber and Badenoch respectively. These are set out as follows.

Mr. Freeman

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 12 November 1987, at column 306, and my reply of 13 January 1988.

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