§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is Government policy concerning the disposal by the British Airports Authority of its holding in British Airports International; and whether sale of this asset is envisaged as part of the Chancellor's recently announced package to meet his public sector disposal target.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
There are no proposals to dispose of the British Airports Authority's 50 per cent. holding in British Airports International Limited. BAI provides consultancy services to overseas airport operators and civil aviation authorities and draws on the staff and expertise of the BAA for this purpose.