HC Deb 09 November 1998 vol 319 cc12-3W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the impact on Swanwick of entering into a public-private partnership agreement for NATS; and if he will put a copy of his Department's assessments in the Library. [58219]

Dr. Reid

[holding answer 3 November 1998]: The Government are currently consulting on the details of the proposed public/private partnership for NATS. In consequence, no decision has been taken on the timing or details of any sale. NATS intends to bring the Swanwick centre into service at the earliest opportunity consistent with maintaining the safety of the system and meeting the requirements of its customers.