HC Deb 18 April 1990 vol 170 cc878-9W
The Rev. William McCrea

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total amount of money paid in grants by the various departments of the Northern Ireland Department of Environment to the quarrying, sand and gravel industries during the period the grant was available; and what was the breakdown of payments in the Mid-Ulster constituency.

Mr. Needham

The Department of the Environment has paid no grants to companies in these sectors. During the past five financial years grants paid to the quarrying, sand and gravel industries in Northern Ireland by the Department of Economic Development were as follows:

1985–86 3,482,376
1986–87 1,125,367
1987–88 160,736
1988–89 166,788
1989–90 38,681
Total 4,973,948

The above figures include the following amounts which were paid to companies in the Mid-Ulster constituency:

1985–86 136,462
1986–87 36,197
1987–88 6,212
Total 178,871