HC Deb 24 July 1998 vol 316 cc740-1W
Yvette Cooper

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list the grants and awards that require bids from applicants which her Department is responsible for administering and awarding(a) nationally and (b) that people and groups within Wakefield Metropolitan District are eligible to bid for; if she will publish the deadlines for these applications; and if she will produce this list on a regular basis. [51272]

Mrs. Roche

There is a range and diversity of grants and awards, both departmental and through EU funding, which are available via Government. All Wakefield constituents are entitled to make application for these awards where appropriate.

I understand that officials from the Department supplied some constituency-based information for my hon. Friend recently. The information requested is not, however, held centrally or in the form requested, and to collate such a list would involve disproportionate cost. However, general information on grants available to the public can be obtained from local business links.