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Nationalised Industries (Financing Policy)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if it is his policy to encourage the national industries for which he is responsible to raise funds from sources other than Her Majesty's Government with which to finance their investment programme; and if he will make a statement.

[pursuant to his reply, 14 May 1980]: This question is being looked at in the discussions with the nationalised industries chairmen's group to which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer refers in his answer of today's date to another question tabled by my hon. Friend.