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Ports, Banks And Insurance Companies

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to his statement that four-fifths of Labour's programme had already been carried out, Official Report, 22nd March 1977, c. 1075, his Government are still committed to the nationalisation of the ports, banks and insurance companies, at an appropriate time.

It remains the Government's intention to bring the country's commercial ports and cargo handling businesses under public ownership and control. On the second part of the Question, I refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) on 21st June.