§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether any requests for aid under section 7 of the Industry Act has been made for fish processing plants; and what aid could be made available under this Act to fish processors threatened with redundancies and situated in a development area.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 offers of regional selective assistance totalling £2.3 million have been made in respect of 47 projects from the fish processing industry in the period from April 1972 to 28 February 1980. Regional selective assistance continues to be available throughout the assisted areas on the criteria set out to the House by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry last July.