§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many applications have so far been received for grants under the microelectronics industry support programme; and what sums have so far been spent or committed under that programme.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield:
Thirty project applications are being considered by the Department and broader five-year programmes of support are under discussion with most of the major companies in the industry. Support for the microelectronics industry totalling £ 7.16 million has so far been approved since the programme was announced. No money has yet been spent.