§ 25. Sir H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he is satisfied that the gross dividend of £750,000 paid by the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation on its public dividend capital of £31 million in the financial year 1968–69 represents an adequate return in present conditions; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how much more of this artificially cheap trafficking is to be put at the disposal of the I.R.C. in the current year? Should not this matter be brought to the attention of the International Monetary Fund?
§ Mr. McNamara
Is my right hon. Friend aware that Questions such as that which we have just heard from the hon. Member for Walsall, South (Sir H. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid) misrepresent the rôle and function of the I.R.C., which is intended to restructure industry? Is he further aware, therefore, that we on this side of the House welcome everything done in this way?