WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                            For November 17, 2006

                                   BUNZL PLC
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

                (Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

                        110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                         Form 20-F..X..   Form 40-F.....

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934.)

                               Yes .....   No ..X..

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in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): )

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1.  Press release dated 17 November, 2006 - Transaction in Own Shares

17 November 2006

                                   BUNZL PLC

                           TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES

Bunzl plc ("Bunzl") announces that it has today purchased through Citigroup
Global Markets U.K. Equity Limited 500,000 of its ordinary shares at an average
price of 689.3p per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares

Following the above purchase, Bunzl holds 8,082,910 ordinary shares as treasury
shares.  The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as
treasury shares) is 340,347,188.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              BUNZL PLC

Date:  November 17, 2006                      By:__/s/ Michael Roney__

                                              Title:   Chief Executive Officer