§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was(a) the number of applications for regional development grants outstanding on 31 March 1988, (b) the number of those outstanding applications that have subsequently been processed, (c) the number of applications that are still outstanding and (d) the total amount of money paid out in regional development grants to those applicants.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
All 1,935 applications for revised regional development grant (RDG II) outstanding on 31 March 1988 have been actioned, and decisions had been made on 1,855 by 31 March 1989 leaving a balance of 80. Payments authorised on these applications total £14.8 million. Total expenditure on RDG II during the 1988–89 financial year was £45 million.