§ 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.