Companies (Prosecutions and Reports)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Mr Jock Bruce-Gardyne Mr Jock Bruce-Gardyne , South Angus 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for that information. Nevertheless, does he agree that there is no post-war precedent for a company with such a very wide shareholding as Rolls-Royce being the object of such an inspection? In view of that, are there not exceptional reasons in this case which favour the publication of the inspectors' report?