To ask the Secretary of State Environment if he will indicate, for each of the 10 water plcs, the cost at current market prices of purchasing a controlling interest of the companies' shares; and if he will make a statement.
At the price given in the second column of the table, the cost of purchasing a 51 per cent. stake in each of the privatised water companies would be as given in the third column.
|Company||Price per share||£ million|
Note: The share prices are those given in the Financial Times for the close of business on 3 March 1992.