HC Deb 18 October 2001 vol 372 cc1279-80W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many firms in the Hull area have received SMART development money over the past five years; and if she will indicate the companies concerned and the amounts involved. [7099]

Nigel Griffiths

The following businesses in the Hull Travel-to-Work Area have been offered Smart or SPUR awards since 1 April 1996:

Financial year/name of business Type of award Value of grant offer (£)
Ion Coat Ltd. SMART1 45,000
Newlands Technology Ltd. SMART 45,000
Nucleus SMART 45,000
Electronic Automation Ltd. SPUR2 123,985
Colt Industrial Services Ltd. SPUR 22,500
Applied Analysis Ltd. Smart 43,890
Flexible Fabric Consulting Smart 45,000
Smart Solutions Smart 37,145
KTP Ltd. SPUR3 74,900
Colt Industrial Services Ltd. Smart 96,177
Commercial Systems Ltd. Smart 45,000
Ebortec Ltd. Smart 44,880
Eurosere UK Ltd. Smart 45,000
Ion Coat Ltd. Smart 88,390
Scope Engineering Ltd. Smart 21,565
Essential Nutrition Ltd. SPUR3 89,250

Financial year-name of business Type of award Value of grant offer (£)
Broady Valves Ltd. Smart 36,360
Newlands Technology Ltd Smart 44,353
Partoria Engineering Ltd. Smart 35,908
Precision Drilling 2000 Ltd. Smart 45,000
Condor Projects Ltd. Smart 18,750
Z-Cars Ltd. Smart Micro4 10,000
Clearview Ltd. Smart 35,678
1 SMART was merged with SPUR on 1 April 1997 to form a new Smart scheme, to provide grants for feasibility studies and development projects
2 SPUR provided grants for development projects
3 Although SPUR was closed on 31 March 1997, a small number of former SMART award winners were still eligible to apply for SPUR awards after that date
4 Smart Micro Projects were introduced in October 1999. Grants are provided towards the costs of developing simple prototypes