HC Deb 07 February 1978 vol 943 c478W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the policy of the National Enterprise Board towards the requirement of equal opportunity as regards race and sex discrimination.

Mr. Les Huckfield

This is a matter for the Board, but I would expect its employment policies and practices to have full regard to the need to provide for equal opportunity as between different racial groups and men and women.

Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what considerations he had regard to in concluding that a directive to the NEB to dispose of the private health interests in the United Kingdom of Allied Investments was unnecessary.

Mr. Les Huckfield

The NEB, and the companies with which it is acting in this matter, had already publicly undertaken that United Medical Enterprises Ltd., a subsidiary of the NEB, would dispose of these assets.