§ 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.