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Friday 17 May, 2002

Laing(John) PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Laing(John) PLC
17 May 2002


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)    Name of company

JOHN LAING PLC


2)    Name of shareholder having a major interest

AMVESCAP PLC


3)    Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

ON BEHALF OF DISCRETIONARY CLIENTS


4)    Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
number of shares held by each of them

VIDACOS NOMINEES LIMITED                  29,446,266

HSBC NOMINEES LIMITED                     2,980,382

CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED                    945,445

BANK OF NEW YORK NOMINEES LIMITED         797,692

NORTHERN TRUST NOMINEES LIMITED           890,941

CM INVESTMENT NOMINEES A/C 54978          9,138


5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired


75,000

6) Percentage of issued class


0.043

7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


N/A

8) Percentage of issued class



N/A

9)Class of security



ORDINARY 25P



10)Date of transaction



 15 MAY 2002



11)Date company informed



 16 MAY 2002

12) Total holding following this notification



 35,069,864

13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification



 20.02


14) Any additional information


THE ABOVE HOLDING INCLUDES THE FOLOWING NOTIFIABLE HOLDINGS AND THE RELATED
PERCENTAGE INTEREST IN THE ORDINARY SHARE CAPITAL OF THE COMPANY IS SHOWN IN
BRACKETS THEREAFTER: INVESCO PERPETUAL HIGH INCOME FUND HOLDS 9,371,374 SHARES
(5.35%), INVESCO PERPETUAL INTERNATIONAL CORE FUND HOLDS 6,520,655 SHARES (3.7%)
AND INVESCO PERPETUAL INCOME FUND HOLDS 5,261,538 SHARES (3%).  ALL OF THESE
HOLDINGS ARE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF VIDACOS NOMINEES LIMITED.



15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries



     ROGER MILLER 020 8906 5707


16) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification - ROGER MILLER

    Date of notification: 17 MAY 2002


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