§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what investment grants are available to the tobacco industry; and if he will seek to end such grants.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
[pursuant to his reply, 21 March 1980, c. 347]: The tobacco industry, in common with other manufacturing industries, may be eligible for grants in the assisted areas under the Industry Act 1972, subject to the normal criteria which apply. We have no plans to amend the Act to discriminate against any one particular industry.