To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what kind of information about those companies on the Crown Suppliers' approved list of suppliers he intends to release to commercial bidders for the privatised Crown Suppliers' operations; which companies are involved; whether he will seek their permission to release the information; and if he will make a statement.
The Government do not intend to disclose to third parties information provided to them in confidence without the agreement of the parties concerned.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to announce a financial institution to advise on privatising the Crown Suppliers.
I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 25 March to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Mr. Burns).