§ 45. Mr. Robert Hicks
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many projects have been supported by regional aid over the past year.
§ Mr. Atkins
In 1988, the Department of Trade and Industry made 1,330 offers of regional selective assistance and 470 offers of regional enterprise grant, and approved 6,820 projects under the revised regional development grant scheme. In addition, payments under the original regional development grant scheme were made in respect of some 330 projects. All these figures are provisional.