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Energy Review

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library the reports commissioned by the Energy Review team for the Energy Review from (a) Deloitte, (b) Ernst and Young, (c) Jackson Consulting, (d) Morgan Stanley, (e) Oxera, (f) Oxford Economic Forecasting and (g) Global Insight. (98470)

[holding answer 31 October 2006]: As part of the Energy Review process we commissioned a number of reports and studies by consultants. Many of these are already on the DTI website at:

www.dti.gov.uk/energy/review <http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/review>

However, we will not be placing the other reports in the Libraries of the House at this time. Some of those reports contain commercially confidential information from third parties, and disclosure at this stage may affect the open and frank discussions that we have with those third parties. Other reports relate to policies which are still being formed, and therefore it is not appropriate to place them in the Libraries of the House at this stage. Over time it may be possible to place more of these reports in the Libraries of the House and on the DTI website.