30. Mr. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made with regard to the privatisation of the subsidiaries of the National Bus Company.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
My right hon. Friend received on 15 May the National Bus Company's Disposal programme, submitted under section 47 of the Transport Act 1985. He is considering it urgently and will make a statement as soon as possible. The NBC is currently negotiating the sale of a number of its subsidiaries.