HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 cc280-1W
Mr. McLeish

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give(a) the total number of applications for regional development grants outstanding at 31 March 1988, (b) the total number of applications processed by 30 September 1989, (c) the total amount of expenditure involved and (d) the total estimated

North East North West Yorkshire & humberside East Midlands South West
Number of applications outstanding at 31 March 1988 3,260 2,740 830 240 540
Number of those applications processed by 30 September 1989 3,251 2,736 830 240 540
Amount approved £m 55 36 9 7 4

Expenditure in respect of the original and revised regional development grant schemes in 1988–89 by DTI region is as follows:

£ million
North East 79
North West 50
Yorkshire & Humberside 19
East Midlands 8
South West 6
Actual 162
1989–90 prices 170


The figures shown are net of domestic receipts.

Planned provision in respect of both schemes for 1989–90 is £125 million (as contained in the Supply Estimates for 1989–90). This figure is net of domestic receipts.

The level of provision is expected to be reduced in the forthcoming winter supplementary estimates. Figures for future years will be reflected in the 1990 public expenditure White Paper.