§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, of the figure of about £3 billion he announced as total Government support for British industry, Official Report, 25 January, column 600, how much is expected to go to (a) the public sector and(b) the private sector.
§ Mr. MacGregor
About £2 billion of the support is for BL, the British Steel Corporation, British Shipbuilders, Rolls-Royce and the National Enterprise Board, and about £1 billion for privately owned companies. My hon. Friend will recognise that a great deal of the former sum goes; on supplies, components and services provided by the private sector. A simple division therefore, as implied in the question, could be misleading.