§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the nationalised industries for which he is responsible and the plans he has for their future privatisation.
§ Mr. Pattie
My right hon. Friend does not sponsor any nationalised industries. He is, however, responsible for the following executive non-governmental bodies:
- International Military Services Ltd
- The Services Sound and Vision Corporation
- The National Army Museum
- The RAF Museum
There are no plans to alter the status of the first two of these bodies. A designation order under the National Heritage Act 1983 has been laid before Parliament to enable the national Army museum to become a grant-aided body. Designation of the RAF museum is under consideration.