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British Petroleum

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish figures in the Official Report showing to what extent British Petroleum shares have been sold to small investors; and how the figures for each size group of shares sold compares with the previous sale.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect the sale of the public stake in British Petroleum has had on the proportion of shares in the company in foreign ownership.

This information is not available. The hon. Member should be aware that, unlike the 1977 sale, BP shares were not offered for sale on overseas exchanges in the November 1979 sale.