HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 c524W
Mr. Harrison

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the procedure adopted in asking for tenders; and what type of tendering is done for the privatisation of the various subsidiary projects involved in implementing the National Bus Company's disposal programme.

Mr. Moore

Sale of NBC subsidiaries will generally involve press and other marketing to elicit expressions of interest; the invitation of tenders from those who confirm their interest; and negotiations with those who submit firm offers which in NBC's judgment would form the basis for a successful sale.