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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th May 1991.

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Photo of Mr Simon Coombs Mr Simon Coombs , Swindon 12:00 am, 14th May 1991

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government intend to raise £5 billion per year from the proceeds of privatisation in the next Parliament? Will he also confirm that if that revenue were not forthcoming, it would be necessary either to reduce public services dramatically or to raise taxes and to increase public borrowing to an unacceptable level?