§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list those companies that have prequalified as potential buyers for British Coal Enterprise. 
§ Mr. Page
[holding answer 30 November 1995]: The sale of British Coal Enterprise is a matter for British Coal. Details of the pre-qualifiers are commercially confidential and are not being released by British Coal, but I understand that there has been a very positive interest in purchasing BCE or its various activities.