§ 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. Needham
[holding answer 31 October 1994]I visited Indonesia from 18 to 24 October 1994 and was accompanied by the following business people:
Company 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
Company 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
Company James Young Director, Project and Export Finance West Merchant Bank Dr D Keith Far East Director (Singapore) Wimpey Construction