HC Deb 16 July 1964 vol 698 cc274-5W
40. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development whether he will seek to ensure that the inquiry into the circumstances under which £1,750,000 of Government money was lent to the North British Locomotive Company Limited in 1959 and subsequent developments leading to its liquidation will be fully independent; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heath

I am aware of no reasons to justify the holding of an inquiry of any sort.