§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report for the 12-month period to the latest available date the amounts of grants and loans allocated for industrial development, under their separate classification headings, and giving the number of companies and projects involved, and the number of jobs provided, for the Northern region and for the enterprise zone in that region, respectively.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Assistance has been made available in the form of grants in the North East region under parts I and II of the Industry Act 1972 during the financial year 1981.82 as follows:257W
Regional development grant totalling £100 million was paid in the North East region in 1981–82. Details of the number of companies involved are not readily available, and information is not recorded on a project or employment basis. Information on grants paid under these schemes in the Hartlepool enterprise zone, and on grants payable under national schemes of assistance such as those to promote high technology, is not available without disproportionate cost.