§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the names of all the nationalised industries for which he is the sponsoring Minister, all the subsidiary companies of those nationalised industries and the names of all companies in which his Department, or bodies answerable to his Department, have a majority or minority interest.
§ Mr. Heseltine
I am the sponsoring Minister for the British Waterways Board. Details of its subsidiaries are contained in the board's annual report.
Companies in which my Department, or bodies answerable to my Department, have an interest are:
- The Agrément Board
- National Building Agency
- Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas (COSIRA)
- Building Maintenance Costs Information Service Ltd.
- Housing Corporation Finance Co. Ltd.
- Housing Association Consultancy and Advisory Services Ltd.
- Redhill Mount Ltd.