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Privatisation

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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51.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the extent of the state-owned commercial sector which has been transferred to the private sector since 1979.

63.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the extent of the state-owned commercial sector which has been transferred to the private sector since 1979.

I refer my hon. Friends to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr. Gill).

100.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the proposed privatisation of nationalised companies in the financial year 1988–89.

The Government have announced their intention to privatise the water and electricity industries and British Steel. There may also be other privatisation sales in this Parliament. No decision has been taken yet on the timing of sales.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the extent of the state-owned commercial sector which has been transferred to the private sector since 1979.

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer my right hon. Friend the Chancellor gave earlier today to my hon. Friend the Member for Ludlow (Mr. Gill).