HC Deb 25 November 1983 vol 49 cc335-6W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the businesses in which the Scottish Development Agency has invested since its establishment giving for each (a) the total value of the investment, (b) the revenue received from the investment, (c) the money received from any disposals of part or all of the investment, (d) the estimated current value of the remaining investment and (e) whether the business ceased trading during the time the Scottish Development Agency had a financial interest in it.

Mr. Allan Stewart

Information in the detail requested is either not available or could be produced only at disproportionate cost.

Particulars of the agency's main investments, of total amounts received from investments by way of revenue and disposals and an explanation of the agency's practice on valuation of investments can be obtained from the agency's annual reports and accounts, copies of which are in the Library of the House. The Companies Registration Office can provide information on businesses which have ceased trading.

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