HC Deb 03 April 1968 vol 762 c108W
Mr. William Edwards

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider seeking powers to finance certain undertakings by nationalised industries by means of issuing special bonds saleable to the public.

Mr. Harold Lever

No. I do not believe special bonds would necessarily attract additional domestic savings to the public sector. I see no advantage, therefore, in departing from present methods of domestic borrowing to finance the nationalised industries.