§ 39. Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has conducted any studies of options for the sale of British Rail.
§ 40. Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans for the privatisation of British Rail.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
I have no plans at present for the privatisation of British Rail. But I am beginning to consider long-term options for the future and the possibilities of privatisation are not ruled out.