§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, what proportion of the Church Commissioners' assets, since the debate in Synod in July 1982, has been withdrawn from companies trading in South Africa; and what this sum represents for each year, expressed as a proportion of the commissioners' portfolio in commercial companies.
§ Sir William van Straubenzee
It is not possible to say what proportion of the many millions of pounds of investments sold by the commissioners since July 1982 were in respect of companies trading in South Africa. It is, however, the commissioners' policy not to invest in companies operating wholly or mainly in that country.