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Companies (Government Shareholdings)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many meetings has he had with the employees in each of the companies in which the Government have taken a shareholding since 1st March 1974.

The only companies in which the Government have acquired a shareholding since 1st March 1974 are Brown Boveri Ltd. and Scientific and Medical Instruments Ltd.—through a rearrangement of the Government's previous holding in the George Kent Group—Court Line's shipbuilding, ship repairing and marine engineering interests and Kearney Trecker Marwin Machine Tools (Holdings) Ltd. My right hon. Friend has had two meetings with the representatives of employees of the George Kent Group. He has met both management and trade union representatives of

total expenditure on overseas aid of the United Kingdom in each year since 1970; and if she will express each year's total as a percentage of gross national product.

The following is the information requested:Court Shipbuilders. No similar meetings have taken place with Kearney Trecker Marwin Machine Tools (Holdings) Ltd.