§ Mrs. Elizabeth Peacock
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proprtion of shareholders now owning shares in companies privatised since 1979 are(a) current or (b) former employees of that company.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
[pursuant to his reply, 8 July 1987, c. 159]: In total, 430,000 employees have taken up shares when their companies have been privatised. Most have kept their shares.