HC Deb 08 March 1979 vol 963 c783W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the date of the first investment of taxpayers' funds into Hartle Machinery International; and what was the date of the appointment of a receiver into that company's affairs.

Mr. Les Huckfield

This is a matter for the NEB which, although it has no equity investment, has, I understand, made a secured loan to the company. My Department has provided no financial assistance to Hartle Machinery International. Receivers for Hartle Machinery International were appointed on 5 March 1979.