HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 cc452-3W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the total value of grant paid by his Department to British Aerospace since 1 May 1997. [61990]

Mr. Battle

[holding answer 1 December 1998]: My Department has paid a total of around £4.5 million in grant on various schemes to British Aerospace since 1 May 1997. This was mainly under the Civil Aircraft Research and Technology Demonstration Programme (CARAD).

In addition, the Government agreed on 2 February 1998 to invest up to £123 million in a public-private partnership with British Aerospace on the development of the Airbus A340–500/600.

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