HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 c284W
Mr. Devlin

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will estimate the number of shareholders in the northern region as a percentage of the adult population.

Mr. Lilley

The Joint Treasury-International Stock Exchange survey in January 1989 estimated that 13 per cent. of adults in the northern region were shareholders. This proportion will have increased as a result of the recent flotation of Abbey National plc.

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