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Monday 05 December, 2005

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
05 December 2005

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Name of company
 THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



2. Name of shareholder having a major interest
 M & G INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED



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

PRUDENTIAL PLC AND CERTAIN OF ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES



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

PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM (UK) PAC AC           8,971,000
PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM (UK) PPL AC             100,000
TOTAL                                     9,071,000



5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired
THERE HAS BEEN A DISPOSAL OF 72,337 SHARES SINCE THE LAST NOTIFICATION DATED 20 JULY 2005



6. Percentage of issued class
0.07%



7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed
-



8. Percentage of issued class
-



9. Class of security
 ORDINARY SHARES OF 25P EACH



10. Date of transaction
 NOT SPECIFIED



 11. Date company informed
 5 DECEMBER  2005



12. Total holding following this notification
 9,071,000



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
 9.0%



14. Any additional information
 -



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
 G S RICE 020 7818 4469



16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification
 G S RICE

FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HENDERSON SECRETARIAL SERVICES LIMITED

SECRETARY TO THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



Date of notification
 5 DECEMBER 2005



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