HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 cc100-1W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if she will list the grant schemes administered by her Department; [18529]

(2) if she will list the grant schemes to be administered by her Department following its restructuring under each of the five portfolio headings; [18528]

(3) if she will list those business grant schemes administered by her Department which she proposes to abolish. [18530]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 27 November 2001]:Grant schemes form part of my Department's wider programme of expenditure in support of business. The Review of Business Support has so far identified 183 business support programmes operated by my Department, of which 59 provide grants direct to business. A number of these programmes consist of a range of sub-activities. The review is continuing to analyse this information to ensure all relevant programmes and business support activities have been identified. Decisions about whether and where these programmes fit in the new portfolio system will be made later in the review.

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