HC Deb 16 February 1993 vol 219 cc117-8W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list those industries, businesses and enterprises remaining in the public sector.

Mr. Portillo

The following enterprises are currently in the public sector:

  • Audit Commission
  • Bank of England Banking Department
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • British Coal
  • British Railways Board
  • British Waterways Board
  • The Buying Agency
  • Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd
  • Central Office of Information
  • Channel Four Television Company Ltd
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Commonwealth Development Corporation
  • Companies House
  • Covent Garden Market Authority
  • Crown Agents and Crown Agents Holding and Realisation Board
  • Crown Estate Office
  • Development Board for Rural Wales
  • Driving Standards Agency
  • English Industrial Estates Corporation
  • Export Credits Guarantee Department
  • Forestry Enterprise
  • Her Majesty's Stationery Office
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Horserace Totalisator Board
  • 118
  • Housing Action Trusts
  • Housing Corporation
  • Housing for Wales
  • Industrial Training Boards
  • Land Authority for Wales
  • Local Authority Airports
  • Local Authority Bus companies
  • London Regional Transport
  • National Health Service Trusts
  • New Town Development Corporations and Commission
  • Northern Ireland Electricity Service
  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive
  • Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
  • Northern Ireland Trust Ports
  • Nuclear Electric plc
  • Oil and Pipelines Agency
  • Passenger Transport Executives
  • Patent Office
  • Post Office Corporation
  • Remploy Ltd
  • Royal Mint
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Homes
  • Scottish Nuclear Ltd
  • Scottish Transport Group
  • United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
  • Urban Development Corporations
  • Vehicle Inspectorate
  • Welsh Development Agency
  • Welsh Fourth Channel Authority

Also included in the public sector are local authority enterprises other than those in the table. No comprehensive list is held centrally; however the information that is available is published in the Business Monitor MA23, "Sector Classification for the National Accounts", which is available in the House Library.

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