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State-Controlled Firms

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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18.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many firms in Northern Ireland are State con trolled ; and how many are employed by them.

There are 10 firms in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland in which the Government have a majority shareholding, either directly, or indirectly through the Northern Ireland Finance Corporation. These firms employ just over 8,000 people.