Orders of the Day — Industry Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 1979.

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Photo of Mr Edward Leadbitter Mr Edward Leadbitter , Hartlepool 12:00 am, 23rd January 1979

My right hon. Friend has not gone quite as far as he ought to have done. The right hon. Member for Leeds, North-East (Sir K. Joseph) said that instructions would be given to sell the assets and that perhaps Rolls-Royce and British Leyland would last a little longer. What confidence can that give to those two large companies?