§ Mr. Richard Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is his proposed timetable for the appointment of a Director General of the Office of Telecommunications; and whether he proposes to advertise the post in the national press.
§ Mr. Butcher
My right hon. Friend intends to announce the appointment of the Director General-designate well before the appointed day when the main provisions of the Telecommunications Bill will come into force after it has becomes law. Executive search consultants have been advising on this appointment and it is not intended to duplicate this process by advertising in the national press.