HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c860W
Dr. Spink

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he has given his consent as holder of the special share in Cable and Wireless plc to any change in the company's articles of association. [7151]

Mr. Ian Taylor

Following a request from Cable and Wireless plc, I have given my consent, as holder of that company's special share, to a minor amendment to its articles of association. The amendment would require the company's chairman or its chief executive to be British. The present articles place a similar requirement on any executive chairman of the company, or on any chief executive if there is no executive chairman. I understand that Cable and Wireless will now he seeking the agreement of its shareholders to this amendment.