HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 c794W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give the grounds upon which the Government have decided to end dividend restraint as from August 1978; and when he expects to make a public announcement to this effect.

Mr. Joel Barnett

No decision to end dividend restraint has been taken. A statement on the Government's intentions when the present controls end on 31st July 1978 will be made at an appropriate time.