HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c28W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement about Treasury holding in the British Sugar Corporation.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I regret that there was a factual error in the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on 19th April 1973. Her Majesty's Treasury has held ordinary share capital in the British Sugar Corporation Ltd. since 1936. This holding originally represented 15 per cent. of the ordinary share capital; since the reorganisation of the company's share capital in 1964 it has represented 11.25 per cent.—[Vol. 855, c.206–7.]