HC Deb 24 June 1974 vol 875 c314W
21. Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary or State for Industry when he proposes to introduce legislation empowering him to issue companies with directives and to dismiss directors of companies who do not comply with his directives.

Mr. Benn

I must ask the hon. Member to await the publication of my proposals.

22. Mr. Tim Renton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make arrangements to publish his Department's review of the top 20 British companies.

Mr. Benn

I am not reviewing the top 20 companies. I am collecting over a period information on the amount of money paid to major firms by the Government under various support schemes. Parliament and the public are entitled to know this information and in line with last year's recommendation of the Expenditure Committee I shall publish it as it becomes available.