asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make it his practice to publish his consultations with, and the directions he gives, to the NEB.
Clause 3(7) of the Industry Bill requires that the NEB should publish in its annual report any directions that my right hon. Friend may give it. My right hon. Friend does not intend to publish his consultations with the NEB.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what posts with the National Enterprise Board have been advertised; and what number of applications, both independently and as a result of any advertisements, have been received from managers for jobs with the NEB.
No posts have been advertised, but there have been 89 applications.