§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the total expenditure by his Department in 1979–80 and the estimated expenditure in 1980–81 on fees and commission to any outside bodies providing advice to or acting as agents for his Department in furtherance of the policy of privatisation of the assets of his Department or of nationalised industries or other public bodies.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Expenditure in 1979–80 amounted to £101,200; expenditure to date in the current financial year is £601,001. It is not possible at the present time to give a reliable estimate of further expenditure in 1980–81.