§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Prime Minister (1) if she will list those Government-owned concerns or concerns owned by Government agencies or by wholly Government-sponsored corporations or bodies, which were not limited companies, but which have become limited companies, although remaining in the same ownership, since 1979; and if she will state, in each case, how many of the employees, although still employed by the company, ceased to be civil servants;
(2) if she will list those private limited companies wholly or partly-owned by the Government or by Government agencies or by wholly Government-sponsored corporations or bodies.
§ The Prime Minister
The information in the form requested is not available. I refer the hon. Member to pages 27 and 28 of the supplementary statements to the Consolidated Fund and National Loans Fund accounts 1985–86 (HC 69), the various accounts laid before Parliament by public corporations or bodies, such as the nationalised industries, and paragraph 539 of the statement on the Defence Estimates 1985 (Cmnd. 9430-I).