HC Deb 01 April 2004 vol 419 cc1595-6W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many research and development grants have been given to businesses in Crosby from Business Link. [164367]

Nigel Griffiths

There have been two offers made and accepted of Smart grant (now Research and Development Grant) in the Crosby area since 1997 with a total value of £154,401.

The number of Research and Development Grant offered to Businesses in the whole of the Merseyside area since 2000, is 102 with value of claims paid to the sum of £3,704,694.

found not to be complying with the national minimum wage requirements and what the level of underpayment of the national minimum wage identified in each year was. [164171]

Mr. Sutcliffe

The data requested is provided in the following table.