HC Deb 17 February 1993 vol 219 cc254-5W
17. Mr. O'Hara

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what was the number of regional assistance grants paid to businesses in Knowsley in each of the past three years.

Mr. Sainsbury

In the three years to the end of March 1992 my Department supported in the Knowsley area 41 projects with regional selective assistance; 69 projects with regional development grants—the revised scheme — and 54 projects with regional enterprise grants.

I will publish a more detailed breakdown of these grants in the Official Report.

In addition, I am announcing this afternoon a grant of £799,000 to Kodak to extend its Acornfield road factory on the Knowsley industrial park.

Number of projects in the local authority district of Knowsley supported by RSA, RDG, or REG 1989–90 to 1991–92
1989–90 1990–91 1991–92
RSA project grants 15 13 13
Revised RDG 48 14 7
REG 12 20 22