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National Enterprise Board

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Report a list of the shareholdings held by the National Enterprise Board on

CompanyNumber and description of shares held by NEBPercentage of nominal value and total equityCost (£'000)Stock Exchange closing price on 22nd January where available
Barrow Hepburn Group Ltd1,000,000 25p Ordinary4·145030p
BL Ltd1,144,554,026 50p Ordinary98·9695,52320p
Brown Boveri Kent Ltd10,856,585 25p Ordinary20·03,29349p
Bull Motors Ltd1,020,000 £1 Ordinary100·01,020
BTB (Engineering) Ltd30,000 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity*30
RR Chapman (Sub Sea Surveys) Ltd50,000 £1 Ordinary47·2*50
Computer and Systems349,750 5p Ordinary49·9882
Engineering Ltd.15,200 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity48
Ferranti Ltd10,666,666 50p Ordinary50·06,993323p
Hird-Brown Ltd250,000 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity*250
ICL Ltd8,148,000 £1 Ordinary24·412,134430p
Monotype Holdings Ltd25,000 10p Ordinary37·5250
Negretti & Zambra960,000 25p Deferred Ordinary29·871073p
460,622 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity461
Pakment International Ltd23,230* £1 Ordinary34·447
200,000 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity200
Sinclair Radionics Ltd75,000 £1 Ordinary73·3650
200,000 £1 Preference
3,800,000 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity3,800
Technical Resources (equipment) Ltd36,750 £1 Ordinary24·537
200,000 £1 Redeemable PreferenceNot equity200
* These items are corrections to the statement of 15 November 1978.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list the members of the National Enterprise Board and their declared financial interests.

The present members of the board are:Sir Leslie Murphy.Mr. Richard Morris.Mr. David Basnett.Mr. Alistair Frame.Mr. John Gardiner.Mr. John Lyons.Mrs. Caroline Miles.Mr. Hugh Scanlon.Mr. Harry Urwin.Sir Jack Wellings.

24 January 1979, showing the number and description of the shares, the percentage of the total equity held by the National Enterprise Board, the cost of the shareholding and, where appropriate, the market value of the shareholding at close of business on 24 January 1979.

The reply I gave the hon. Member on 15 November 1978—[Vol. 957, c. 222–226], needs to be updated, and at four points corrected, as follows:The latest published information on members' financial interests is set out in Appendix C of the board's annual report and accounts 1977. A copy is in the Library.