§ Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the sale of Atlantic Steam Navigation Limited and the closure of Associated Humber Lines are being undertaken with his consent.
§ Mr. Peyton
The sale and closure are being undertaken by the National Freight Corporation on commercial grounds; my consent was not required except on a technical point relating to the method of sale of A.S.N. Both decisions do, however, accord with Government policy.