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Thursday 26 October, 2006

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
26 October 2006

                                  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
 ROYAL LONDON ASSET 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

RL General Insurance                                              22,351
Royal London UK Small Cap                                      4,108,935
SLAC Main Fund (UK small cap)                                    956,815
RL UK Equity Unit Trust                                        3,100,000
Total                                                          8,188,101



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



5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired
 NOT SPECIFIED



6. Percentage of issued class
 NOT SPECIFIED



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 NOTIFIED



 11. Date company informed
26 OCTOBER 2006



12. Total holding following this notification
8,188,101



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
9.1%



14. Any additional information
THE INCREASE IN THE SHAREHOLDER'S PERCENTAGE HOLDING IS DUE TO THE COMPANY 
HAVING BOUGHT BACK SHARES.



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
D J TRICKETT 020 7818 6816



16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification
D J TRICKETT, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HENDERSON SECRETARIAL SERVICES LIMITED

SECRETARY TO THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

 Date of notification
26 OCTOBER 2006

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