§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities(a) have taken and (b) are taking advantage of the relaxation in the rules on the application of capital receipts to sell their municipal airports, bus companies and crematoriums. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
We understand that the sale of Bournemouth airport has been completed since the relaxation came into force. We do not yet have any information on sales of bus companies, and the relaxation in respect of crematoriums does not begin until 1 January 1996.