69. Mr. James Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, in view of the experience of the Government in selling Britoil shares, how he proposes to safeguard the public interest in his intended privatisation of the British Transport Docks Board, taking into account the absence of interest in the City of London in the flotation.
§ Mr. David Howell
The Government will of course take appropriate steps to safeguard the public interest in this sale. I have had no advice to suggest there is an absence of interest in the City.