National Enterprise Board

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 Robert Kilroy-Silk Mr Robert Kilroy-Silk , Ormskirk 12:00 am, 5th April 1976

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is considerable disappointment at the NEB not living up to the hoped-for expectation, for example, in not directing investment into industry in a positive enough manner and not concluding planning agreements quickly enough? Does my right hon. Friend accept that steps are needed to ensure that the NEB plays the vigorous rôle that was envisaged for it in regenerating British industry?