§ Mr. Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations have been made to his Department by other interested parties about the claim for compensation for the Wolverhampton group of companies under the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939.
§ Mr. Howard
Representations have been made to my Department by or on behalf of the former managing director and principal shareholder of the Wolverhampton Group of Steel Companies relating to a claim for compensation under the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939. No such representations have been made by or on behalf of any other parties known to have any financial interests in the companies.