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Golden Shares

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will outline Government policy concerning golden shares held by his Department.

Policy in respect of each special share is a matter for the Secretary of State holding that share, consulting colleagues as necessary.In the case of the special shares held by my right hon. Friend, decisions on the rights attached to these shares will depend on the particular circumstances of each company.