§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what payments have been made by his Department, in each of the financial years 1987–88 and 1988–89, to Mr. Tony Ball and Tony Ball Associates, respectively; and in respect of what work or services.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Mr. Tony Ball undertook a study of the craft industry free of fees. He was paid £2,154 in 1987–88 and £350 in 1988–89 to meet his expenses. In addition, Tony Ball Associates were paid £63,269 in 1987–88 and £21,673 in 1988–89 exclusive of VAT in respect of the craft industry, the enterprise Wales and the Wales land of quality initiatives. All of this work was undertaken following a competitive tender, except for the craft industry element (£3,269 in 1987–88) which was paid for at cost.