HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 cc255-6W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what sums were paid and when by(a) the Northern Ireland industrial development board, (b) the International Fund for Ireland or (c) other public sector bodies to the DeLorean Motor Car Company.

Mr. Ancram

DeLorean Motor Cars Ltd.—DMCL— received a total of £77.3 million from the industrial development board's predecessors, the Department of Commerce and the Northern Ireland development agency, on various dates between August 1978 and April 1982. Information on training grants paid to DMCL is not readily available but my noble Friend will write to the hon. Gentleman in due course with the details.

The International Fund for Ireland was not in existence during the lifetime of DMCL.