The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

Chief Secretary (1987-1989)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Public Corporations – 11 July 1988

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Public Corporations on 11th July 1988.

Mr. Gordon Brown To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for the end of each year from 1979 to 1986 the totals for the public corporations which were at the end of 1986 classified as still being within the public sector for (a) tangible assets, (b) financial assets and (c) financial liabilities, as shown in table 11.6 of the “United Kingdom National Accounts” 1987 edition, breaking down the figures for financial assets and liabilities between (a) claims on or liabilities to central Government and (b) other claims or liabilities.

Mr. Major The components of each series are not readily available broken down by individual corporation. It would therefore be disproportionately costly to identify totals for 1979 to 1985 covering those corporations still classified as being in the public sector in 1986.