§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many grant applications were approved in Wales under section 8 of the Industry Act during the last financial year; what was their total value; and what percentage this was of grants provided in the whole of the United Kingdom for that period.
§ Mr. Trippier
The number and value of offers of grant assistance made under section 8 of the Industrial Development Act to companies in Wales during 1982–83 are shown in the following table together with the latest available information for 1983–84. Bracketed figures indicate the percentages of the relevant United Kingdom totals.
Industrial Development Act: Section 8 Grant Assistance Wales Year Number of offers Value of offers 1982–83 39 (2.1 per cent.) £1.1m (1.2 per cent.) April 1983 to January 1984 125 (2.5 per cent.) £3.5m (2.1 per cent.)
goods (MHL 367). The regional development grant figures relate to electrical engineering as a whole. The figures for 1983–84 are estimated.