HC Deb 01 November 1994 vol 248 cc1023-5W
Mr. Byers

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what financial assistance is being provided towards the contracts recently entered into between Trafalgar house, PowerGen and British Gas with companies in Indonesia, the subject matter of the contracts, their total value and the identity of the Indonesian company in those contracts which involve a joint enterprise.

Mr. Needham

The DTI has awarded to Trafalgar house and a subsidiary company two grants under the overseas projects fund. These were to assist with a feasibility study and precontractual activities in Indonesia. Details of these grants are commercially confidential. Where appropriate, in accordance with the scheme rules, grants are repaid.

In addition, in 1988, Her Majesty's Government offered aid funds under the aid and trade provision of £16.856 million in support of a bid by Trafalgar house to build a toll road between Cikampek and Padalarang at an estimated cost of £56 million. The final value of the contract is subject to ongoing negotiations. The Indonesian partner company is PT Jasa Marga (Persero).

No financial assistance has been made available to PowerGen or British Gas.

Mr. Byers

To ask the President of the Board of Trade which business people representing which companies were involved in the recent trade mission to Indonesia.

Mr. Needham

[holding answer 31 October 1994]I visited Indonesia from 18 to 24 October 1994 and was accompanied by the following business people:

Brian McCann Director Corporate Development AMEC Plc
Adam Strachan-Stevens Regional Manager Avro International
Ian Thomas Director, International Business Development Balfour Beatty
David Moleshead Export Finance Director Banque Paribas, London
Richard Beresford Manager, Indonesia Global Gas Division British Gas Plc
David Payne Country Representative British Telecom
Peter Burleigh Managing Director, Asia Cable and Wireless
Ray Grimwood Managing Director Focas Limited
Dr. Clive Palmer Director, Exports Division GEC Alstom
Andrew Walker Director, PT Indurenco International High Point Rendell Group
Barrie Gannon Chief Executive International Power Systems
Mr. B Dewe Matthews Senior Director J. Henry Schroder Wagg
Raymond McCabe Managing Director John Brown Engineering
Clive Kerner Manager Project and Export Finance Kleinwort Benson
Dr. Nicholas Crosby Office Manager (Indonesia) Kvaerner Boving Ltd.
Roger Walker Chairman and Managing Director Long Products Ltd.
Pat Dougan Chief Executive Mackie International
Alan McCready Director Asia Pacific Mivan Group
Carl Nuttall Managing Director (Australia) MMD Group
Clare Phelan General Manager, Business Development National Grid Co Plc
David Byers International Business Development Manger National Grid Co Plc
Peter Windsor Director International Business National Power Plc
David Smith Executive Project Manager Philips Telecom
Peter Hughes Managing Director, PowerGen International PowerGen Plc
James Carmichael Director, Business Development SE Asia PowerGen Plc
Dr. B Sweeney Marketing Director Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group
Rod Williams Regional Executive (Indonesia) Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group
Roger Harman Business Unit Leader Sir Alexander Gibb
Roger Liew Manager, International Desk Swindon Chamber of Commerce
Douglas Watkinson Managing Director Termac Construction International
John Swann Manager, Business Development (Asia) Taylor Woodrow International
John Cotton Managing Director Westinghouse Brakes Ltd.
Mr C W Lynch Projects Director Westinghouse Systems
James Young Director, Project and Export Finance West Merchant Bank
Dr D Keith Far East Director (Singapore) Wimpey Construction