§ Mr. Tim Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has about spending by the Post Office on fees to outside consultants in the current year, in 1984–85 and 1985–86.
§ Mr. Pattie
The information I have relates to expenditure on consultancy in 1985–86 and is contained in paragraphs 6.76–6.77 of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission's report on the Post Office's procurement activities (Cmnd. 9912), to which I refer my hon. Friend.