HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 c640W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Leeds, North-West (Dr. Hampson), 6 July,Official Report, column 79. if he will list the businesses assisted by the task force and show whether the assistance was (a) financial aid, (b) advice, (c) provision of information of (d) other.

Mr. Robin Squire

A list of the individual businesses assisted by the Government's former Leeds task force is maintained by the bodies providing the assistance and no central record is kept. Businesses in the task force area were assisted on over 417 occasions. Assistance took the form of advice (350 occasions), financial help (241 occasions), use of premises either purchased or refurbished by the task force (172 occasions) and help to attend or exhibit at events such as trade fairs (71 occasions). The figures total more than 417 because, in some instances, the assistance given covered more than one of the categories.