To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what firms of recruitment consultants have been employed to assist him in appointing a new chairman of National Power; and what is the cost to public funds.
Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to assist my Department in finding a chairman of National Power. The fees being paid are commercially confidential.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he expects to announce the selection of the new chairman of National Power.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Barnsley, West and Penistone (Mr. McKay) on 14 May, Official Report, column 317·