§ 39. Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the progress of his plans to privatise the Thames water authority.
§ Mr. John Patten
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave earlier today to my hon. Friends the Members for Hampstead and Highgate (Sir G. Finsberg) and for Chislehurst (Mr. Sims).