HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 c153W
Mr. Conway

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to commercialise the operations of the British Waterways Board.

Mr. Maclean

As far as is consistent with its statutory obligations, the British Waterways Board is already required to run its affairs on a commercial basis. How it manages its day-to-day operations is a matter for the board, but in all its activities BWB should achieve value for money, seek an adequate return on investment and increase opportunities for private sector participation.

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