HC Deb 04 November 1974 vol 880 cc33-4W
26. Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement about the financial help he is proposing to offer to Alfred Herbert Limited.

Mr. Benn

I have agreed to give Alfred Herbert Ltd. assistance under Section 8 of the Industry Act 1972 by means of a guarantee to enable its business to continue normally while arrangements are worked out to secure its future on a sound basis.