HC Deb 10 December 1971 vol 827 cc427-8W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will instruct his Insurance and Companies Branch to use its investigatory and interventionist powers more often when approached by small shareholders in publicly quoted companies with prima facie valid complaints, whose financial means are insufficient to give them access to the protection of the law on their own.

Mr. Ridley

I wish to continue to consider requests for exercise of my powers on their merits.