HL Deb 21 December 1989 vol 514 cc404-5WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they expect a conclusion to the discussions at present taking place with the European Commission on the possible repayment of financial inducements made to British Aerospace to facilitate the Rover transaction; and whether they will publish the Commission's decision together with the supporting reasons for it.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Trefgarne)

It is too early to comment on the outcome of the current discussions with the European Commission. It will be for them to decide whether and how their decision is published.