HC Deb 15 December 1998 vol 322 c452W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total value of grants paid by his Department to GEC since 1 May 1997. [61988]

Mr. Battle

[holding answer 1 December 1998]: Between 1 May 1997 and 30 November 1998 my Department paid a total of some £1.8 million in grants to GEC companies. This includes grants paid under the Civil Aircraft Research and Technology Demonstration Programme (CARAD).