§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how much financial assistance has been made available to private industry under the Industry Act 1972 since 1974 to date; how much has been made available to firms in Calder-dale since 1974 under sections 7 and 8; how many applications for assistance from firms in Calderdale are now under consideration; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Cryer
Since 1974 regional development grants paid total £1,338.5 million and assistance amounting to £1,275.5 million has been offered under other sections of the 1972 Industry Act. The total amounts offered under sections 7 and 8 in Great Britain are £444.1 million and £813.8 million, respectively. The corresponding figures for Calderdale are £1.2 million and £2.9 million; a further 33 applications for assistance in Calderdale are under consideration.