§ 13. Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Minister of Power whether he will ensure that the accounts of the National Coal Board published in its annual report will give details of all expenditure in the Board's financial year 1967–68 by the Board and by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, and by those subsidiaries in which the Board has a majority holding, in the purchase, wholly or partly, of companies not directly concerned with the winning of coal.
§ 17. Mr. Stainton
asked the Minister of Power if he will ensure that the National Coal Board will publish in its 1967–68 annual report details of the purchase by the Board or its subsidiaries, partly or wholly owned, of any activity not concerned with the mining of coal.
§ 23. Mr. Webster
asked the Minister of Power whether he will ensure that the accounts of the National Coal Board, published in its annual report, will give details of all purchases in the Board's financial year 1967–68 by the Board and by wholly-owned subsidiaries of shares in its partly-owned subsidiaries and in any other companies, and of loans to either.
§ Mr. Freeson
I am informed by the Board that their annual accounts for 1967–68 will show that there was no such expenditure by the Board or their wholly-owned subsidiaries, and that the Companies Acts will be complied with fully as regards their other subsidiaries.