Here's a question I'm hoping that someone can help me with. Maybe it's been asked before, perhaps here or maybe somewhere else where I could be referred to. I have often wondered just how many of our former British assets, particularly previously nationalised assets, have been sold off and are now in foreign ownership? For example, the former British Steel was sold off to a Dutch firm and is now owned by Tata (of India) who plan to lay off some British workers. Another example is my local Water Board is French owned. Therefore it follows that ultimately profits from these assets, earned here in the UK, end up going abroad. I'm interested to know to what extent are such assets owned and controlled by foreign agencies. And just how much of GB is still in British hands. Would anyone know of anywhere where this sort of information has been collated?