§ 42. Mr. Edelman
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in order to improve the degree of public accountability of Rolls-Royce (1972) Limited, he will require this firm to make 235W half-yearly reports to himself, which would in turn be reported to Parliament.
The first Report and Accounts of the company will be issued shortly, and I will ensure that copies are available in the Library. The making of half-yearly reports is a matter for the board.
§ Mr. Adam Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a decision is now likely to be made in respect of the creditors of Rolls-Royce Limited; when they are likely to be paid; and what proportion of the debt is likely to be met.