§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many companies by region, employing(a) fewer than 100, (b) between 100 and 250 and (c) more than 250 persons have been awarded (i) regional selective assistance and (ii) regional enterprise grants since the new assisted areas map was announced in 1993.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
[holding answer 23 May 1994]: The number of companies that have been offered (i) regional selective assistance and (ii) regional enterprise grants in England from the introduction of the new assisted area map on 1 August 1993 to 17 May 1994, are as follows. All the offers of regional enterprise grant were made to companies employing fewer than 100 persons.