§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many inquiries and awards, respectively, have been made in the Northern Region under the provisions of the Industry Act, to the latest available date;
(2) how many inquiries and awards, respectively, have been made in Durham County under the provisions of the Industry Act, to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Chataway
Up to 30th September 1973,133 offers of regional selective assistance in the Northern Region had been made totalling £7,465,000 in loans and £3,221,000 in grants. A further 158 applications totalling £45 million were then under consideration; 66 of these offers totalling £3,100,000 in loans and £1,900,000 in grants were for undertakings in Durham County. I regret that corresponding information about applications in Durham County is not available.