§ 16. Mr. Nicholls
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he will announce his conclusions on the draft Ports (NI) Order 1993 following its consultation period; and how many representations he has received on the parliamentary procedure that should be applied to individual privatisation proposals.
§ Mr. Atkins
The consultation period ended on 2 April 1993 and I would hope to announce my conclusions by early summer. I have received a total of 52 representations during the consultation process, 18 of which concerned the parliamentary procedure for individual privatisation proposals.