§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The Government hold 14½ million shares (24.18 per cent, of the shares issued) in British Sugar Corporation Ltd. No decision has been taken on the disposal of these shares.
§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consultations he has had with the chairman of the British Sugar Corporation.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I most recently met Sir Gerald Thorley, chairman of the British Sugar Corporation, on 22 November, when he expressed to me the company's concern at the reported ideas of the Commission concerning the Community's future sugar regime. We will have further consultations after we have received the Commission's proposals.