HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 c409W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, in view of the fact that Lucas Ltd. is currently closing down its ballscrew production at Hemel Hempstead, on what grounds his Department is proposing to offer aid of up to £1 million to a German-based organisation, on whose behalf Mr. de Bloeme, a former Lucas director, is acting, specifically to manufacture ballscrews at Barnstaple.

Mr. Michael Marshall

Applications for assistance are treated on a confidential basis and it is not the policy of Her Majesty's Government to disclose details.