§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total number and value of offers of regional assistance made to companies in west Cumbria travel-to-work areas, in Cumbria as a whole, in the north-west region and in the northern region for the last month for which statistics are available.
§ Mr. MacGregor
In November 1982, 13 offers of assistance totalling £2.465 million were made under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 towards projects in the north-west region. Of these, two offers totalling £130,000 were made towards projects in the west Cumbria travel-to-work area, but no other offers were made to companies in Cumbria. 17 offers totalling £809,000 were made towards projects in the north east region.