HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c296W
1988. Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much direct subsidy was paid by his Department to British industry in(a) 1979 and (b)

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The Department does not distinguish in its accounts between direct subsidies and other expenditure. However, the total expenditure of the Department, including support for nationalised industries, was £2.257 million in 1979–80 and £1.304 million in 1988–89.