HC Deb 15 May 1989 vol 153 c48W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has for the expenditure by his Department on the further consultation period for the proposed HAT in Sunderland, from the publication of the consultant's report to the ballot of tenants.

Mr. Trippier

My right hon. Friend has appointed a consortium led by Peat Marwick McLintock to discuss with local people the proposal for a trust in Sunderland. The cost of the contract will remain commercially confidential until it has been completed. No estimates have yet been made of the costs of a ballot which would be arranged by the Electoral Reform Society.