§ Mr. Lang
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for clearance under the de-merger provisions of the Finance Act 1980 have been made to the latest convenient date; and, of such applications, how many clearances were granted, how many were refused and how many applications were found to be outside the terms of the de-merger provisions.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
The number of applications are:
Received of which:— 87 Cleared 31 Refused 7 Withdrawn 5 Being examined 24 Outside Schedule 18 20