HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c11W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sum that the proposed sale of British energy will raise for the Exchequer. [12473]

Mr. Jack

The proceeds of the British energy sale will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions at the time of the sale. The Government never release estimates of proceeds from forthcoming sales as such information would be market sensitive.