HC Deb 18 February 1975 vol 886 cc1259-66

Queen's Recommendation having been signified

Motion made, and Question put, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to establish a National Enterprise Board, to confer on the Secretary of State power to prohibit the passing to persons not resident in the United Kingdom of control of undertakings engaged in manufacturing industry, and power to acquire compulsorily the capital or assets of such undertakings where control has passed to such persons or there is a probability that it will pass, to amend the Industry Act 1972 and the Development of Inventions Act 1967, to make provision for the disclosure of information relating to manufacturing undertakings to the Secretary of State or the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and to trade unions, and for connected purposes, it is expedient to authorise, subject to the prescribed limits—

  1. (1) the payment out of money provided by Parliament—
    1. (a) of any expenses of the Secretary of State or the Minister incurred in consequence of the provisions of the said Act of the present Session,
    2. (b) of any other sums so payable by either of them, including any increase attributable to the provisions of the said Act in sums payable under any other Act;
  2. (2) the payment out of the National Loans Fund of sums required for making loans to the National Enterprise Board; and
  3. (3) the payment out of the Consolidated Fund of sums required for fulfilling any

guarantee given by the Treasury in respect of sums borrowed by that Board;

and in this Resolution 'the prescribed limits' means—

  1. (a) the limit of £1,000 million imposed by the said Act of the present Session on the aggregate amount outstanding, otherwise than by way of interest, in respect of—
    1. (i) the general external borrowing (as defined in the Act) of the National Enterprise Board and their wholly owned subsidiaries;
    2. (ii) sums issued by the Treasury in fulfilment of guarantees in respect of sums borrowed by the Board from a person other than the Secretary of State;
    3. (iii) sums paid to the Board as public dividend capital (as defined in the said Act); and
    4. (iv) loans guaranteed by the Board othewise than in the exercise of powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 7 and 8 of the Industry Act 1972 and exercisable by the Board by virtue of the said Act of the present Session; and
  2. (b) the limit of £1,800 million imposed by virtue of the said Act of the present Session on liabilities of the Secretary of State under guarantees given by him under section 10 of the Industry Act 1972 and section 7 of the Shipbuilding Industry Act 1967;

And that it is expedient to authorise any payment into the Consolidated Fund or the National Loans Fund under the said Act of the present Session.—[Mr. Walter Harrison.]

The House divided:—Ayes 314, Noes, 280.

Division No. 96.] AYES [10.30. p.m.
Abse, Leo Brown, Ronald (Hackney S) Cunningham, G. (Islington S)
Allaun, Frank Buchan, Norman Cunningham, Dr J. (Whiteh)
Anderson, Donald Buchanan, Richard Dalyell, Tam
Archer, Peter Butler, Mrs Joyce (Wood Green) Davidson, Arthur
Armstrong, Ernest Callaghan, Rt Hon J. (Cardiff SE) Davies, Bryan (Enfield N)
Ashley, Jack Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P) Davies, Denzil (Llanelli)
Ashton, Joe Campbell, Ian Davies, Ifor (Gower)
Atkins, Ronald (Preston N) Canavan, Dennis Davis, Clinton (Hackney C)
Atkinson, Norman Cant, R. B. Deakins, Eric
Bagier, Gordon A. T. Carmichael, Neil Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)
Barnett, Guy (Greenwich) Carter, Ray de Freitas, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey
Barnett, Rt Hon Joel Carter-Jones, Lewis Delargy, Hugh
Bates, Alf Cartwright, John Dell, Rt Hon Edmund
Bean, R. E. Castle, Rt Hon Barbara Dempsey, James
Benn, Rt Hon Anthony Wedgwood Clemitson, Ivor Doig, Peter
Bennett, Andrew (Stockport N) Cocks, Michael (Bristol S) Douglas-Mann, Bruce
Bidwell, Sydney Cohen, Stanley Duffy, A. E. P.
Bishop, E. S. Coleman, Donald Dunn, James A.
Blenkinsop, Arthur Colquhoun, Mrs Maureen Dunnett, Jack
Boardman, H. Concannon, J. D. Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Booth, Albert Conlan, Bernard Eadie, Alex
Boothroyd, Miss Betty Cook, Robin F. (Edin C) Edelman, Maurice
Bottomley, Rt Hon Arthur Corbett, Robin Edge, Geoff
Boyden, James (Bish Auck) Cox, Thomas (Tooting) Edwards, Robert (Wolv SE)
Bradley, Tom Craigen, J. M. (Maryhill) Ellis, John (Brigg & Scun)
Bray, Dr Jeremy Crawshaw, Richard Ellis, Tom (Wrexham)
Broughton, Sir Alfred Cronin, John English, Michael
Brown, Hugh D. (Provan) Crosland, Rt Hon Anthony Ennals, David
Brown, Robert C. (Newcastle W) Cryer, Bob Evans, Gwynfor (Carmarthen)
Evans, Ioan (Aberdare) Lever, Rt Hon Harold Rodgers, William (Stockton)
Evans John (Newton) Lewis, Arthur (Newham N) Rooker, J. W.
Ewing, Harry (Stirling) Lewis, Ron (Carlisle) Roper, John
Faulds, Andrew Lipton, Marcus Rose, Paul B.
Fernyhough, Rt Hon E. Litterick, Tom Ross, Rt Hon W. (Kilm'nock)
Fitch, Alan (Wigan) Lomas, Kenneth Rowlands, Ted
Fitt, Gerard (Belfast W) Loyden, Eddie Ryman, John
Flannery, Martin Luard, Evan Sandelson, Neville
Fletcher, Raymond (Ilkeston) Lyon, Alexander (York) Sedgemore, Brian
Fletcher, Ted (Darlingon) Lyons, Edward (Bradford W) Selby, Harry
Foot, Rt Hon Michael Mabon, Dr J. Dickson Shaw, Arnold (Ilford South)
Ford, Ben McCartney, Hugh Sheldon, Robert (Ashton-u-Lyne)
Forrester, John McElhone, Frank Shore, Rt Hon Peter
Fowler, Gerald (The Wrekin) MacFarquhar, Roderick Short, Rt Hon E. (Newcastle C)
Fraser, John (Lambeth, N'w'd) McGuire, Michael (Ince) Short, Mrs Renée (Wolv NE)
Freeson, Reginald Mackenzie, Gregor Silkin, Rt Hon John (Deptford)
Garrett, John (Norwich S) Mackintosh, John P. Silkin, Rt Hon S. C. (Dulwich)
Garrett, W. E. (Wallsend) Maclennan, Robert Sillars, James
George, Bruce McMillan, Tom (Glasgow C) Silverman, Julius
Gilbert, Dr John McNamara, Kevin Skinner, Dennis
Ginsburg, David Madden, Max Small, William
Golding, John Magee, Bryan Smith, John (N Lanarkshire)
Gould, Bryan Mahon, Simon Snape, Peter
Gourlay, Harry Marks, Kenneth Spearing, Nigel
Graham, Ted Marquand, David Spriggs, Leslie
Grant John (Islington C) Marshall, Dr Edmund (Goole) Stallard, A. W.
Grocott, Bruce Marshall, Jim (Leicester S) Stewart, Rt Hon M. (Fulham)
Hamilton, James (Bothwell) Mason, Rt Hon Roy Slott, Roger
Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife) Maynard, Miss Joan Strang, Gavin
Hamling, William Meacher, Michael Strauss, Rt Hon G. R.
Hardy, Peter Mellish, Rt Hon Robert Summerskill, Hon Dr Shirley
Harper, Joseph Mendelson, John Swain, Thomas
Harrison, Walter (Wakefield) Mikardo, Ian Taylor, Mrs Ann (Bolton W)
Hart, Rt Hon Judith Millan, Bruce Thomas, Dafydd (Merioneth)
Hattersley, Rt Hon Roy Miller, Dr M. S. (E Kilbride) Thomas, Jeffrey (Abertillery)
Hatton, Frank Miller, Mrs Millie (Ilford N) Thomas, Mike (Newcastle E)
Hayman Mrs Helene Mitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen) Thomas, Ron (Bristol NW)
Healey, Rt Hon Denis Molloy, William Thorne, Stan (Preston South)
Heffer, Eric S. Moonman, Eric Tierney, Sydney
Hooley, Frank Morris, Alfred (Wythenshawe) Tinn James
Horam, John Morris, Charles R. (Openshaw) Tomlinson, John
Howell, Denis (B'ham, Sm H) Morris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon) Tomney, Frank
Hoyle, Doug (Nelson) Moyle, Roland Torney, Tom
Huckfield, Les Mulley, Rt Hon Frederick Urwin, T. W.
Hughes, Rt Hon C. (Anglesey) Murray, Rt Hon Ronald King Varley, Rt Hon Eric G.
Hughes, Mark (Durham) Newens, Stanley Wainwright, Edwin (Dearne V)
Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen, N) Noble, Mike Walden, Brian (B'ham, L'dyw'd)
Huches, Roy (Newport) Oakes Gordon Walker, Harold (Doncaster)
Hunter, Adam Ogden, Eric Walker, Terry (Kingswood)
Irvine, Rt Hon Sir A. (Edge Hill) O'Halloran, Michael Ward, Michael
Irving, Rt Hon S. (Dartford) O'Malley, Rt Hon Brian Watkins, David
Jackson, Colin (Brighouse) Orbach, Maurice Watkinson, John
Jackson, Miss Margaret (Lincoln) Orme, Rt Hon Stanley Weetch, Ken
Janner, Greville Ovenden, John Weitzman, David
Jay, Rt Hon Douglas Owen, Dr David Wellbeloved, James
Jeger, Mrs Lena Padley, Walter White, Frank R, (Bury)
Jenkins, Hugh (Putney) Palmer, Arthur White, James (Pollok)
Jenkins, Rt Hon Roy (Stechford) Park, George Whitehead, Phillip
John, Brynmor Parker, John Whitlock, William
Johnson, James (Hull West) Parry, Robert Wigley, Dafydd
Johnson, Walter (Derby S) Pavitt, Laurie Willey, Rt Hon Frederick
Jones, Alec (Rhondda) Peart, Rt Hon Fred Williams, Alan (Swansea W)
Jones, Barry (East Flint) Pendry, Tom Williams, Alan Lee (Hornch'ch)
Jones, Dan (Burnley) Perry, Ernest Williams, Rt Hon Shirley (Hertford)
Judd, Frank Phipps, Dr Colin Williams, W. T. (Warrington)
Kaufman, Gerald Prentice, Rt Hon Reg Wilson, Alexander (Hamilton)
Kelley, Richard Prescott, John Wilson, Rt Hon H. (Huyton)
Kerr, Russell Price C. (Lewisham W) Wilson, William (Coventry SE)
Kilroy-Silk, Robert Price, William (Rugby) Wise, Mrs Audrey
Kinnock, Neil Radice, Giles Woodall Alec
Lambie, David Rees, Rt Hon Merlyn (Leeds S) Woof, Robert
Lamborn, Harry Richardson, Miss Jo Wrigglesworth, Ian
Lamond, James Roberts, Albert (Normanton) Young, David (Bolton E)
Latham, Arthur (Paddington) Roberts, Gwilym (Cannock)
Leadbitter, Ted Robertson, John (Paisley) TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Lee, John Roderick, Caerwyn Mr. J. D. Dormand and
Lestor, Miss Joan (Eton & Slough) Rodgers, George (Chorley) Mr. David Stoddart.
Adley, Robert Amery, Rt Hon Julian Awdry, Daniel
Aitken, Jonathan Arnold, Tom Baker, Kenneth
Alison, Michael Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne) Banks, Robert
Beith, A. J. Grimond, Rt Hon J. Morgan-Giles, Rear-Admiral
Bell, Ronald Grist, Ian Morris, Michael (Northampton S)
Bennett, Sir Frederic (Torbay) Grylls, Michael Morrison, Charles (Devizes)
Bennett, Dr Reginald (Fareham) Hall, Sir John Morrison, Hon Peter (Chester)
Benyon, W. Hall-Davis, A. G. F. Mudd, David
Berry, Hon Anthony Hamilton, Michael (Salisbury) Neave, Airey
Biffen, John Hampson, Dr Keith Nelson, Anthony
Biggs-Davison, John Hannam, John Neubert, Michael
Blaker, Peter Harrison, Col Sir Harwood (Eye) Newton, Tony
Body, Richard Harvie Anderson, Rt Hon Miss Normanton, Tom
Boscawen, Hon Robert Hastings, Stephen Nott, John
Bowden, A. (Brighton, Kemptown) Havers, Sir Michael Onslow, Cranley
Boyson, Dr Rhodes (Brent) Hawkins, Paul Oppenheim, Mrs Sally
Braine, Sir Bernard Hayhoe, Barney Osborn, John
Brittan, Leon Heseltine, Michael Page, John (Harrow West)
Brotherton, Michael Hicks, Robert Page, Rt Hon R. Graham (Crosby)
Brown, Sir Edward (Bath) Higgins, Terence L. Paisley, Rev Ian
Bryan, Sir Paul Holland, Philip Pardoe, John
Buchanan-Smith, Alick Hooson, Emlyn Parkinson, Cecil
Buck, Antony Hordern, Peter Pattie, Geoffrey
Budgen, Nicl. Howe, Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Penhaligon, David
Bulmer, Esmond Howell David (Guildford) Percival, Ian
Burden, F. A. Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk) Peyton, Rt Hon John
Carlisle, Mark Howells, Geraint (Cardigan) Pink, R. Bonner
Carr, Rt Hon Robert Hunt, John Powell, Rt Hon J. Enoch
Chalker, Mrs Lynda Hurd Douglas Price, David (Eastleigh)
Channon, Paul Hutchison, Michael Clark Prior, Rt Hon James
Churchill, W. S. Irvine, Bryant Godman (Rye) Pym, Rt Hon Francis
Clark, Alan (Plymouth, Sutton) Irving, Charles (Cheltenham) Raison, Timothy
Clark, William (Croydon S) James, David Rathbone, Tim
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Jenkin, Rt Hon P. (Wanst'd & W'df'd) Rawlinson, Rt Hon Sir Peter
Clegg, Walter Jessel, Toby Rees, Peter (Dover & Deal)
Cockcroft, John Johnson Smith, G. (E Grinstead) Rees-Davies, W. R.
Cooke, Robert (Bristol W) Johnston, Russell (Inverness) Renton, Rt Hon Sir D. (Hunts)
Cope, John Jones, Arthur (Daventry) Renton, Tim (Mid-Sussex)
Cordle, John H. Jopling, Michael Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Cormack, Patrick Joseph, Rt Hon Sir Keith Ridley, Hon Nicholas
Corrie, John Kellett-Bowman, Mrs Elaine Ridsdale, Julian
Costain, A. P. Kershaw, Anthony Rifkind, Malcolm
Critchley, Julian Kimball, Marcus Rippon, Rt Hon Geoffrey
Crouch, David King, Evelyn (South Dorset) Roberts, Michael (Cardiff NW)
Crowder, F. P. King, Tom (Bridgwater) Roberts, Wyn (Conway)
Davies, Rt Hon J. (Knutsford) Kirk, Peter Rodgers, Sir John (Sevenoaks)
Dean, Paul (N Somerset) Kitson, Sir Timothy Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Dodsworth, Geoffrey Lamont, Norman Ross, William (Londonderry)
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James Lane, David Rossi, Hugh (Hornsey)
Drayson, Burnaby Langford-Holt, Sir John Rost, Peter (SE Derbyshire)
du Cann, Rt Hon Edward Latham, Michael (Melton) Royle, Sir Anthony
Durant, Tony Lawrence, Ivan Sainsbury, Tim
Dykes, Hugh Lawson, Nigel st. John-Stevas, Norman
Eden, Rt Hon Sir John Le Merchant, Spencer Scott, Nicholas
Edwards, Nicholas (Pembroke) Lester, Jim (Beeston) Scott-Hopkins, James
Elliott, Sir William Lewis, Kenneth (Rutland) shaw, Giles (Pudsey)
Emery, Peter Lloyd, Ian Shaw, Michael (Scarborough)
Fairbairn, Nicholas Loveridge, John Shelton, William (Streatham)
Fairgrieve, Russell Luce, Richard Shepherd, Colin
Farr, John McAdden, Sir Stephen Shersby, Michael
Fell, Anthony McCrindle, Robert Silvester, Fred
Finsberg, Geoffrey McCusker, H. Sims, Roger
Fisher, Sir Nigel Macfarlane, Neil Sinclair, Sir George
Fletcher Alex (Edinburgh N) MacGregor, John Smith, Cyril (Rochdale)
Fletcher-Cooke, Charles Macmillan, Rt Hon M. (Farnham) Smith, Dudley (Warwick)
Fookes, Miss Janet McNair-Wilson, M. (Newbury) Speed, Keith
Fowler, Norman (Sutton C'f'd) McNair-Wilson, P. (New Forest) Spicer, Jim (W Dorset)
Fox, Marcus Marshall, Michael (Arundel) Spicer, Michael (S Worcester)
Fraser, Rt Hon H. (Stafford & St) Marten, Neil Sproat, Iain
Freud Clement Mates, Michael Stainton, Keith
Fry, Peter Maude, Angus Stanbrook, Ivor
Galbraith, Hon. T. G. D. Maudling, Rt Hon Reginald Stanley, John
Gardiner, George (Reigate) Mawby, Ray Steel, David (Roxburgh)
Gardner, Edward (S Fylde) Maxwell-Hyslop, Robin Steen, Anthony (Wavertree)
Gilmour, Rt Hon Ian (Chesham) Mayhew, Patrick Stewart, Ian (Hitchin)
Gilmour, Sir John (East Fife) Meyer, Sir Anthony Stokes, John
Glyn Dr Alan Miller, Hal (Bromsgrove) Tapsell, Peter
Goodhart, Philip Mills, Peter Taylor, R. (Croydon NW)
Goodhew, Victor Miscampbell, Norman Taylor, Teddy (Cathcart)
Goodlad, Alastair Mitchell, David (Basingstoke) Tebbit, Norman
Gorst, John Moate, Roger Temple-Morris, Peter
Gow, Ian (Eastbourne) Molyneaux, James Thatcher, Rt Hon Margaret
Gower, Sir Raymond (Barry) Monro, Hector Thomas, Rt Hon P. (Hendon S)
Grant, Anthony (Harrow C) Montgomery, Fergus Thorpe, Rt Hon Jeremy (N Devon)
Gray, Hamish Moore, John (Croydon C) Townsend, Cyril D.
Grieve, Percy More, Jasper (Ludlow) Trotter, Neville
Griffiths, Eldon Morgan, Geraint Tugendhat, Christopher
van Straubenzee, W. R. Wall, Patrick Wood, Rt Hon Richard
Vaughan, Dr Gerard Warren, Kenneth Young, Sir G. (Ealing, Acton)
Viggers, Peter Weatherill, Bernard Younger, Hon George
Wainwright, Richard (Colne V) Wells, John
Wakeham, John Whitelaw, Rt Hon William TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Walder, David (Clitheroe) Wiggin, Jerry Mr. John stradling Thomas and
Walker, Rt Hon P. (Worcester) Winterton, Nicholas Mr. Adam Butler.
Walker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek

Question accordingly agreed to.