§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Attorney-General what statutory authority he proposes to seek for the indemnity granted to Price Waterhouse in respect of costs incurred in its role as sequestrators of the assets of the National Union of Mineworkers.
§ The Attorney-General
The Crown has granted the indemnity under its common law power, but Parliament is being asked to make token provision in the Consolidated Fund Bill in respect of the contingent liability assumed under the indemnity. Any payments under the indemnity would require further provision in a subsequent Consolidated Fund Act.