§ Mr. Martlew
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what investment has taken place in the cotton and man-made fibre weaving industry, statistical class 4322, in the last five years for which figures are available; and to what extent this investment benefited from Government grants.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
The available information for investment for standard industrial classification activity heading 4322 is given in the table.
Investment in the cotton, man-made fibres weaving silk and industry £ million 1986 29.3 1987 21.7 1988 36.4 1989 36.3 1990 40.9
The annual amounts of Government grants paid in support of investment in the cotton and man-made fibre weaving industry in the United Kingdom for the years 1986 to 1990 were:
£ thousands 1986 920 1987 1,480 1988 469 1989 685 1990 953
In Great Britain grants were paid under the regional selective assistance scheme and the revised regional developments grants scheme. Information about grants paid to this industry under the original regional grants scheme is available only at disproportionate cost. In Northern Ireland grants were made available from the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland under the Industrial Development (NI) Order 1982.