Royal Ordnance Factory, Alsager

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1984.

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Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody , Crewe and Nantwich 12:00 am, 17th January 1984

As that particular ordnance factory has contributed more than £194 million in sales for the taxpayer in the past 10 years. will the Minister tell the House what safeguards are to be built in to ensure that if the factory is sold he will know who holds the shares, as it is painfully obvious that no safeguards are envisaged by the Government and that any foreign national whatever could hold controlling shares through a second or third company?