HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c153W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what accountancy firm advised his Department on the sale of(a) Rover and (b) Royal Ordnance plc.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

[holding answer 4 December 1989]: My Department took professional advice on the sale of its shareholdings in the Rover Group from Baring Brothers and Slaughter and May. The privatisation of Royal Ordnance plc is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.