HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c2082
56. Mr. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of firms, showing the separate amounts at present on loan to them from the Treasury.

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)

No, Sir. It would be contrary to the normal practice to give these particulars about individual companies, most of which are private companies. The total number of companies assisted is 27, under Section 4 of the Distribution of Industry Act, 1945, and 5 under the Special Areas (Amendment) Act, 1937. The respective amounts outstanding are £1,305,302 and £209,484, a total of £1,514,786.