HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c1W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will outline Government policy concerning golden shares held by his Department.

Mr. Redwood

Policy in respect of each special share is a matter for the Secretary of State holding that share, consulting colleagues as necessary.

In the case of the special shares held by my right hon. Friend, decisions on the rights attached to these shares will depend on the particular circumstances of each company.