HC Deb 07 July 1970 vol 803 c484
37. Mr. David Stoddart

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to the practice of public corporations acting as contractors for other organisations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The nationalised industries are expected to act commercially.

Mr. Stoddart

Will the Minister bear in mind that any change of policy in this respect could cause large-scale redundancies in certain nationalised industries?

Mr. Jenkin

I have no doubt that the sponsoring Ministers for the various industries concerned have that point much in mind.