HC Deb 07 May 1968 vol 764 c51W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will undertake not to oppose an increase of 11 per cent. in total distributions to shareholders by Cliffords' Dairies Limited;

(2) if he will give an undertaking not to oppose a 33 per cent. increase in total distributions by Mentmore Manufacturing Limited.

Mr. Diamond

Both companies' final dividends were the subject of formal public recommendations made by the Boards of Directors prior to 19th March, and are therefore regarded as firm commitments.