HC Deb 11 March 1988 vol 129 c384W
Mr. Salmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what time scale he has given his merchant bank advisors to report on the privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

I have asked Quayle Munro Ltd. to provide me with advice by mid-April on the full range of options for privatisation of the Scottish Bus Group. Once I have that advice I will be able to decide upon the best form of privatisation and what legislative provisions will be required.