§ The Rev. William McCrea
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total amount of money paid in grants by the various departments of the 879W Northern Ireland Department of Environment to the quarrying, sand and gravel industries during the period the grant was available; and what was the breakdown of payments in the Mid-Ulster constituency.
§ Mr. Needham
The Department of the Environment has paid no grants to companies in these sectors. During the past five financial years grants paid to the quarrying, sand and gravel industries in Northern Ireland by the Department of Economic Development were as follows:
£ 1985–86 3,482,376 1986–87 1,125,367 1987–88 160,736 1988–89 166,788 1989–90 38,681 Total 4,973,948
The above figures include the following amounts which were paid to companies in the Mid-Ulster constituency:
£ 1985–86 136,462 1986–87 36,197 1987–88 6,212 1988–89 — 1989–90 — Total 178,871