HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 cc229-30W
Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the sale of Atlantic Steam Navigation Limited and the closure of Associated Humber Lines are being undertaken with his consent.

Mr. Peyton

The sale and closure are being undertaken by the National Freight Corporation on commercial grounds; my consent was not required except on a technical point relating to the method of sale of A.S.N. Both decisions do, however, accord with Government policy.