HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c235W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he intends either to retain the 49 per cent. State holding in the projected Britoil Ltd. or transfer it to the Treasury to enhance the independence of the private sector enterprise on the analogy of the 39 per cent. Treasury holding in British Petroleum.

Mr. Gray

No decision has yet been taken.