§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the privatisations since 1979 together with the number and percentage of shares allocated to the employees at the date of privatisation and the number and percentage of shares so held(a) one year after privatisation and (b) three years after privatisation. 215W
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
The Government have not collected information on the number and percentage of shares held by employees in privatised companies either at the time of privatisation or since then. Such information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.