HC Deb 22 May 1986 vol 98 c306W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to the number of shareholders in Great Britain.

Mr. Ian Stewart

A survey commissioned on behalf of the Treasury by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys from National Opinion Poll Market Research Limited was carried out in February and March this year. This indicated that around 14 per cent. of the adult population of Great Britain owns shares. I am placing a copy of the report produced by NOP in the House of Commons Library.