HC Deb 09 July 1987 vol 119 c251W
10. Mr. Stott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of receipts from privatisation for the year 1987–88.

Mr. Major

£5 billion.

38. Dr. Twinn

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies, with how many employees, have been transferred from the public sector to the private sector since 1979.

Mr. Norman Lamont

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given earlier today by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to my hon. Friend the Member for Swindon (Mr. Coombs).

62. Mr. Hardy

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his estimate of the sums which will be received as a result of the sale of public assets during the present and in each of the next five financial years.

Mr. Norman Lamont

As shown in the 1987 public expenditure White Paper (Cm. 56-I), the estimate of receipts from the privatisation programme in each of the years 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90 is £5 billion. No estimate has been made of proceeds in later financial years.