HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 cc258-9W
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Withdrawn 5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