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Public Companies And Undertakings (Statistics)

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will list all the partially or wholly owned subsidiaries of British Nuclear Fules plc, the Central Electricity Generating Board, the Electricity Council, FASTEC, the National Nuclear Corporation, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, URENCO Ltd (UK), the South of Scotland Electricity Board and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electricity Board; whether he will list those consortia in which the above companies have shares together with the percentage of that shareholding; whether he will list those companies in which the subsidiaries and consortia of the above companies hold shares; whether he will state the scope of his responsibility for the commercial activities of the above companies in respect of shares which they may wish to acquire in other businesses; and whether any other Government Departments are involved.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1987, c. 314–316]: My earlier reply included details of the holdings of the CEGB and the SSEB in the Electricity Producers' Insurance Co. Ltd. I am advised that there is an additional similar company— NIRA Ltd— in which those bodies have interests of 31·5 per cent. and 5 per cent. respectively. I apologise for any inconvenience caused by its omission.