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Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade what steps he is taking to investigate the identity of the buyer of substantial minority holdings in Dunlop in recent weeks.

On 25 July 1980, the Secretary of State appointed inspectors under section 172 of the Companies Act 1948 to investigate and report on the membership of Dunlop Holdings Limited, and to do so with special reference to recent changes in the beneficial ownership of the company's shares. This appointment was made at the request of the company.