Sir: Your report on Bill Gates's investment in Cliveden plc (19 June) mentioned that the Cliveden estate is owned by the National Trust. The whole property continues to be open to the public, and under the terms of the lease to the hotel access to part of the house is guaranteed. Changes in the ownership of Cliveden plc shares, which are bound to occur from time to time, will not effect these arrangements.
Sir: May I answer the question posed to Mr Frank Fraser by J Swainston concerning the number of beans in a bottle (You ask the Questions, 24 June)? After 59 seconds the bottle would be half full and contain approximatly 576 thousand million tons of one-gramme beans
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