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Coal Privatisation

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the individuals and organisations retained by him or his Department to advise on coal privatisation, giving in each case the commencement date of their contract and the nature of the advice supplied.

The information requested is as follows:

N. M. Rothschild and Sons Ltd.30 May 1991Financial matters
Touche Ross12 June 1991Accountancy matters
Clifford Chance19 June 1991Legal matters
Wardell Armstrong5 August 1991Technical and mining
John T. Boydmatters
I also have in mind to appoint a consultant to advise on coal mining safety matters, and expect to make an announcement on this soon.