HC Deb 19 October 1966 vol 734 cc64-5W
Mr. John Lee

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many firms, public companies and private companies resident in this country are now either owned by or controlled by the United States Government or by firms, companies or private citizens and what is the estimated total value of all such firms; and what were the comparable figures for 1946.

Mr. Jay

It is estimated that about 1,600 non-financial companies registered in the United Kingdom are owned or controlled by United States companies, and that the book value of their net assets is now about £1,900 million. No comparable figure is available for 1946.