HC Deb 16 May 1990 vol 172 c456W
78. Mr. Knapman

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with institutions in the City of London on ways to encourage the growth in the number of small investors.

Mr. Redwood

I regularly discuss ways of promoting wider share ownership with institutions and individuals, both in the City and elsewhere. In a recent speech to the Institute of Economic Affairs I outlined a number of areas in which further action is needed to encourage the small investor. I also welcome other innovative ways of making the City more accessible to small shareholders which are being developed.