§ Mr. Bruce-Gardyne
asked the President of the Board of Trade what information he has regarding the number of companies whose shares are quoted on a recognised stock exchange in the United Kingdom with one hundred or more but less than two hundred shareholders, two hundred or more but less than three hundred shareholders, three hundred or more but less than four hundred shareholders, and four hundred or more shareholders, respectively.
§ Mr. Darling
I regret that it would not be possible without an undue expenditure of time to extract this information from the annual returns of the companies in question.