HC Deb 12 December 1983 vol 50 cc299-300W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has for the future privatisation of the nationalised industries for which he is responsible.

Mr. Butcher

Plans are well advanced to privatise British Telecom next year. In addition, I am examining the scope for privatisation in all the other nationalised industries for which I am responsible, together with Rolls-Royce, British Leyland and shareholdings of the British Technology Group.

Mr. Channon

Duties on manufactures in 1987 under the European Community's common customs tariff for goods entering the Community from non-EEC countries will exceed 15 per cent. only in the following cases: