HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc409-10W
Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Industry since when, in what circumstances and for what purpose, the shares of Greenwell's Drydocks Limited have been held by Brigham and Cowan Limited.

Mr. Kaufman

The shares of Greenwell Drydocks Ltd. have been owned by Brigham and Cowan Ltd. since October 1972, when the name of a non-trading subsidiary of Brigham and Cowan, Amos and Smith Ltd., was changed to Green-well Drydocks Ltd. Court Line decided to do this to facilitate the grouping of all its ship repair activities under the control of North-East Coast Ship-repairers Ltd., the parent company of Brigham and Cowan, thus separating the Group's ship repairing from its ship building interests.

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