§ Mrs. Lait
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many grants under assisted area status have been offered to companies in the Hastings area; how many have been accepted; how many jobs will be created over the next three years; and what is the total of public money offered in grants, and the total sum of money that has been or will be invested by those receiving the grants.
§ Mr. Eggar
The number of regional selective assistance grants offered to companies in the Hastings area totalled seven by the end of January 1995. Six of these offers have been accepted with the result that some 58 new jobs will be created at a grant cost of £229,000. Total project costs are £6,690,000.