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National Enterprise Board

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what investment has been made to date by the National Enterprise Board in Scotland, Wales and the Northern Region respectively.

In addition to the NEB's investment in companies in the Northern Region, Scotland, Wales and the Northern Region have all benefited from the NEB's support for British Leyland, Rolls-Royce and Ferranti. Investment in companies operating exclusively in Scotland or Wales is a task for the Scottish and Welsh Development Agencies.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what investment to date has been made by the National Enterprise Board in the North-West and Merseyside, respectively.

Major benefits have resulted from Merseyside and the North-West from the NEB's support for British Leyland, Rolls-Royce, Ferranti, ICL and other companies in these areas.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what account he takes of the outside financial interests of those considered for appointment to the National Enterprise Board when making the appointments.

In pursuance of Schedule 1(1) of the Industry Act 1975 my right hon. Friend invites those persons whom he proposes to appoint to the Board to declare their financial interests to him. He considers these declarations carefully before making appointments.