HC Deb 17 January 1968 vol 756 c1786

Bill to authorise the provision of financial support, pursuant to schemes laid before Parliament, for industrial projects calculated to improve efficiency, create, expand or sustain productive capacity or promote or support technological improvements, and in that connection to extend the powers of the National Research Development Corporation and the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation; to make provision or further provision for financial support for certain other industrial projects and undertakings, and to amend section 7 of the Development of Inventions Act 1967; to modify section 1 of the Civil Aviation Act 1949 in relation to the purchase of the undertaking of Beagle Aircraft Limited and other transactions; to make further provision with respect to the supply powers of Ministers under the Ministry of Supply Act 1939 and to the exercise of functions by the Board of Trade; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid; presented by Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn; supported by Mr. Anthony Crosland, Mr. Peter Shore, Mr. Fred Peart, Mrs. Barbara Castle, Mr. Richard Marsh. Mr. Kenneth Robinson, Mr. Robert Mellish, Mr. John Stonehouse, Mr. Harold Lever, and Mr. Edmund Dell; read the First time; to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 65.]