§ Mr. Ancram
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the report of the efficiency audit into areas of the South of Scotland Electricity Board's activities will be published.8W
§ Mr. Younger
The final report was published yesterday and copies have been placed in the Library. The report contains a number of recommendations which will require careful consideration. The management consultants consider that in all the areas that they investigated the general performance of the South of Scotland Electricity Board is satisfactory and compares favourably with organisations of similar size and type. The board will now consider their proposals for implementation of the recommendations and will submit a report within three months.