HC Deb 18 January 1983 vol 35 c88W
Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration has been given to the suggestion made by the inspector at the Sizewell inquiry that he should have his own counsel; and what action he proposes.

Mr. Nigel Lawson

I have agreed to a request from the inspector, Sir Frank Layfield, QC, that counsel to the inquiry should be appointed following his advice that this was necessary to assist him and the assessors in the efficient conduct of the inquiry. The Treasury Solicitor has accordingly retained Mr. Henry Brooke QC for this purpose.