HC Deb 24 March 1995 vol 257 c367W
Ms Armstrong

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list in respect of each privatisation since 1979, including industries previously located at the Department of Energy,(a) the loss or profit of each company in the five years prior to privatisation and (b) the grants or loans made over the same period. [15352]

Mr. Heseltine

This information cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost. Such information as is readily available on the finances of privatised bodies when they were in the public sector can be found in the following published sourcesThe Government's Expenditure Plans", for each of the years up to and including 1989; The annual "Statistical Supplement to the Autumn Statement", for 1990 to 1992, succeeded for 1993 and 1994 by the "Statistical Supplement to the Financial Statement and Budget Report".

These were published by HMSO as Command Papers and are available in the Library of the House.