HC Deb 19 March 1986 vol 94 c185W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will make it their policy to dispose of their shareholdings in all companies which have indicated an intention to take advantage of the provisons contained in the Shops Bill[Lords]; and if he will make a statement.

Sir William van Straubenzee

The Church Commissioners cannot anticipate what action they might wish to take following enactment of legislation that is still under consideration by Parliament. The hon. Member will be aware of the strength of feeling expressed by the General Synod and church people in respect of the provisons of this Bill.