British Leyland

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th April 1976.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Lawson Mr Nigel Lawson , Blaby 12:00 am, 5th April 1976

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that reply was wholly unsatisfactory? Is he further aware that it is fatuous to say that the next tranche of taxpayers' money will be dependent upon certain objectives being met unless those objectives are publicly and precisely disclosed in advance? Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that in the light of the company's lamentable performance to date, notably in the field of industrial disputes, it would be wrong to release the next tranche of public money——