HC Deb 11 May 1993 vol 224 c397W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what estimate he has made of asset proceeds from the privatisation of British Coal; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

My Department is currently considering the possible option for the privatisation of British Coal. It would be premature to estimate the proceeds of privatisation at this stage.