HC Deb 14 February 1986 vol 91 c563W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to the answer of 11 February, what action was taken in connection with the report by the then Secretary of State for Defence alleging that the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry had urged the managing director of the leading company in the European Westland consortium to withdraw in the national interest, during the period between the receipt by the private office of that report on 8 January and the discussion of Westland plc by the Cabinet on 9 January.

The Prime Minister

As is clear from the text of Sir Clive Whitmore's letter of 13 January to Sir John Cuckney, a copy of which was placed in the Library of the House on 27 January, that letter was written in response to a letter from Sir John Cuckney of 10 January putting questions about Government policy.

Mr. Dobson

asked the Prime Minister whether she spoke to Sir Raymond Lygo between the publication on 15 January of his verbatim notes of his meeting with the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, and the publication of his letter to him of 17 January.

The Prime Minister