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Tuesday, 9 February 1999
Page: 2264


Mr Latham asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 11 November 1998:

Further to the answer to question No. 2166 (Hansard , 23 September 1997, page 8272), what are the details of the Export Market Development Grants paid in 1997-98 to companies in the (a) textile, clothing and footwear, (b) automobile, (c) music, (d) ship building, (e) book printing, (f) steel and metal fabrication, (g) pulp and paper, (h) food processing, (i) pharmaceuticals, (j) biotechnology, (k) mechanical and scientific instruments, (l) information technology, (m) building and construction, (n) environmental technology and (o) resource processing industries.


Mr Tim Fischer —The answer to the honourable member's question follows:

$ Value of EMDG Grant paid in 1997-98

Number of Recipients

(a)

Textile, clothing and footwear

$5,211,645

132

(b)

Automobile

$1,834,663

45

(c)

Music

$323,492

17

(d)

Ship building

$8,724

2

(e)

Book printing

$617,525

21

(f)

Steel and metal fabrication

$2,155,647

52

(g)

Pulp and paper

$341,212

9

(h)

Food processing

$7,213,473

189

(i)

Pharmaceuticals

$1,253,980

30

(j)

Biotechnology

$404,321

11

(k)

Mechanical and Scientific instruments

$14,283,571

337

(l)

Information technology

$11,254,357

221

(m)

Building and construction

$5,432,620

165

(n)

Environmental technology

$3,479,894

92

(o)

Resource processing industries:*

Base metal

$1,370,202

35

Mining

$786,895

24

* Austrade does not systematically categorise resource processing for EMDG purposes. However, the figures for the mining and base metal industries may cover this category and have been included above under resource processing industries.