HC Deb 01 February 1977 vol 925 cc91-2W
Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when Her Majesty's Government were informed, as shareholder, of the date for holding the latest annual general meeting of Cable and Wireless Limited.

Mr. Kaufman

Cable and Wireless Ltd. gave formal notice to all nominee shareholders on 22nd October that the 1976 annual general meeting would be held on 28th October. Following the adjournment of that meeting, the company notified the shareholders on 16th December that the resumed annual general meeting would be on 23rd December. On both occasions, after prior consultation with the company as to suitability of dates, the shareholders formally accepted, as provided for under Section 133(3)(a) of the Companies Act 1948, waiver of the full notice which would otherwise have been required under the Act.