To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to the oral answer from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to the right hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) of 14 December 1992, Official Report, columns 15–16, on the sale of the Professional and Executive Register, if he will now list the organisations which bid for the register; and whether the company which bought the register submitted the highest bid.
My right hon. Friend, the previous Secretary of State wrote to the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Benn) on 15 February 1993 setting out the Government's position.