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Nationalised Industries: Government Support

Volume 413: debated on Monday 6 October 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What has been the total cost over five-year periods since 1945 of (

a) current subsidies, ( b) capital grants, and ( c) writing off of capital for each nationalised industry and, in particular, for coal, gas, electricity, airways, railways, post office, shipbuilding, motor cars, and steel; all figures to be expressed in terms of constant 1979 survey prices.

Following is the information in respect of the nationalised industries. Subsidiaries of the National Enterprise Board are not nationalised industries, and this includes BL, Government support for which has taken a different form.