asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether the appointment of the chairman of Rolls-Royce is his responsibility or that of the National Enterprise Board.
The board of Rolls-Royce Ltd. elects its own chairman. Under its memorandum of understanding with the National Enterprise Board the company undertook to consult the Board before appointing a new chairman. The National Enterprise Board undertook to consult the Secretary of State for Industry. After enactment of the Industry Bill Rolls-Royce Ltd. will consult the Secretary of State.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish in the Official Reportthe memorandum of understanding concerning the National Enterprise Board and Rolls-Royce to which he referred, Official Report, 26 November, c. 979:
Yes. It was first published on 26 February 1976 and is as follows: