§ 7. Sir Michael McNair-Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about progress with the privatisation of Short Brothers.
§ 17. Mr. George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the proposed timetable for the sale of Short Brothers.
§ Mr. Viggers
An advertisement was placed on 17 November inviting interested parties to register their interest by 2 December with the Government's merchant bank advisers, Kleinwort Benson. A number of potential purchasers have been identified and an information memorandum is being prepared which will be issued soon to selected prospective buyers.