HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 cc31-2W
39. Mr. Jacques Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many British Gas shareholders have now paid the third instalment; and what is the total sum collected.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Of nearly 3 million payments due in the British Gas third instalment, 99.5 per cent. have been received. The total sum collected amounts to £1,589 million.