HC Deb 03 December 1993 vol 233 c761W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the total amount spent by his Department on(a) regional enterprise grants (b) enterprise initiative schemes, (c) regional development grants and (d) regional selective assistance in 1992–93 in (i) the northern region and (ii) the United Kingdom as a whole.

Mr. Sainsbury

The total amount spent by my Department on these schemes in 1992–93 is set out below together with the amount spent in the northern region.

DTI expenditure in 1992–93
£ million
Northern region Total expenditure
Regional enterprise grants 1.5 5.8
Enterprise initiative (including the SMART and SPUR schemes) 2.4 58.6
Regional development grants 8.3 11.0
Regional selective assistance 28.1 71.1

Expenditure on the enterprise initiative covers the whole of the United Kingdom whereas DTI expenditure on the other three schemes was paid in support of projects in England only.