HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc362-3W
31. Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will introduce measures to ensure that when Government grants are made to industrial undertakings no donations are paid by directors to political parties or their allies as a condition of such assistance.

Mr. Cryer

Selective financial assistance is negotiated for particular projects and there is no question of any of the money being used for any other purpose. The question of political donations from general company funds however is a matter for the directors of companies, who are subject to the disclosure requirements of Section 19 of the Companies Act 1967.

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