§ Mr. Hutton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what were the total values of all regional selective assistance grants paid to businesses in the Barrow and Furness parliamentary constituency in 1993–94 and 1994–95; and what was the average grant paid in each year.
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
The regional selective assistance grants which were made and accepted in the Barrow and Furness parliamentary constituency totalled £2,222,800 in 1993–94 and £135,500 in 1994–95. These projects are at a variety of stages of payment, although the average value of each offer made was £202,000 in 1993–94—this figure is influenced by one particularly large grant—and £22,600 in 1994–95.