HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c357W
20. Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on planning agreement discussions with industry.

Mr. Varley

My hon. Friend announced last month the names of companies in the process plant, turbo-generator and vehicle industries which have agreed to move to operative discussions on planning agreements. The first nationalised industries to enter into planning agreement discussions over the next year will be British Airways, the British Steel Corporation and the National Coal Board. When a planning agreement has been concluded a statement to that effect will be laid before the House.

Mr. Tim Renton

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he has yet concluded any planning agreements with manufacturing companies.

Mr. Varley

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave earlier to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr.

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