HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c650W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what(a) financial investment and (b) other assistance the North-West regional development agency has put into Chorley in each of the last three years. [13747]

Alan Johnson

The North-West Development Agency advise that the total financial investment and assistance in Chorley since 1998–99 has been £175,591 broken down as follows:

  • 1998–99: £71,309
  • 1999–2000: £85,269
  • 2000–01: £18,013.

Most of this investment has been through inherited Derelict Land Grant projects. The biggest sum invested in any single project during this period has been £56,000 in 1999–2000 for studies in relation to the Royal Ordnance Site. Of the £18,013 invested in 2000–01, £12,594 was invested in the New Farming Horizons programme.