HC Deb 04 March 1988 vol 128 c713W
Mr. Grylls

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when his Department will be appointing outside consultants to advise on the sale of the electricity supply industry; if he will list the areas where he will be seeking outside advice and the names of the consultants who have applied to advise his Department; and when these appointments are likely to be made.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The consultants listed were appointed last year to provide advice on electricity privatisationKleinwort Benson —preliminary financial advice Touche Ross —regulatory and accounting advice Slaughter and May —legal advice Merz and McLellan—technical advice

The Department is considering the appointment of financial advisers for the next phase of electricity privatisation. Other appointments will be made in due course.