HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c178W
Mr. Wickenden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Dorking, Official Report, 15 July, why the sale price of publicly-owned property is considered commercially confidential.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

Purchasers of surplus Government property, other than by public auction, may not want sale prices disclosed. Sale prices are, therefore, treated a commercially confidential.