§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent he took into account section 164 of the Financial Services Act 1986 in determining whether or not to go ahead with the sale of National Power and PowerGen. 
§ Sir George Young
Section 164 of the Financial Services Act 1986 has never been brought into force, but would in any case have applied only to unlisted securities. The shares of the generating companies were already listed.