§ 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.