Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on Regional Development Grants, published on 26th November 1980.
Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the current average time spent between the date of an application for regional development grant and the date of payment.
Mr. David Mitchell We estimate about seven months, including the four months’ deferment period announced by my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget speech of 12 June 1979. –