P120 CEEFAX 120 Thu 23 Jun 20:06/00       HEADLINES  Inquiry into Laker Airways collapse 122 Sotheby stake + Ault & Wiborg offer 123 Baker Perkins + Ferranti profits up 125  FT INDEX Closed up 3.8 at 724.9 130 STERLING $1.5415 (+1.0c) EFF£ 84.3 135 GOLD /OZ $420.50 at London close 136  REPORTS  PRICES  Bids & Deals. 123 Shares....... 131/2 Companies.... 125 Gilts.......... 133 World Markets 126 Money Rates.... 134 Wall Street.. 127 Bullion........ 136 Stock Markets 128 Metals......... 137 Forex........ 129 Softs.......... 138 