HC Deb 28 February 1983 vol 38 c22W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies at the latest and most convenient stated date have applied to the Inland Revenue to buy back their shares under the Finance Act 1982; and how many applicants (a) have been cleared, (b) are awaiting clearance and (c) have been refused.

Mr. Ridley

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr. Smith) on 15 February.—[Vol. 37. c.97.]