HC Deb 27 May 1977 vol 932 cc717-8W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, further to the statement by his Department on 11th May summarising his speech to the London conference on Great Britain's economic future, what is his evidence for stating that the National Enterprise Board is now the largest holding company in Europe; and if he will publish measures of the size of comparable holding companies in other countries.

Mr. Varley

I thank the hon. Gentleman for the opportunity to correct this inadvertent inaccuracy. I should have said that the NEB is one of the largest holding companies in Europe.

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