HC Deb 21 December 1981 vol 15 c272W
Mr. Frank R. White

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total financial assistance given by Her Majesty's Government to Consolidated Bathurst of Canada for the purpose of enabling the Bowater paper mill at Ellesmere Port to be reopened; what proportion of this finance is to be used in the rebuilding of the existing paper machines and establishing a de-inking plant; and whether any condition has been imposed regarding the use of this finance to buy British machines.

Mr. MacGregor

Discussions about and applications for selective assistance are a matter of commercial confidence between the Department and the company concerned. Under arrangements announced by the then Secretary of State for Industry in July 1974, details of the total selective financial assistance committed to any individual project are published in "British Business" after the first payment of grant has been made.