§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the accountancy firms which he is using for the privatisation of electricity.
§ Mr. Lang
The information requested is as follows:
Name of firm Function 1. Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte (formerly Coopers and Lybrand) Advisers on regulation, contracts, accounting and tax 2. Ernst and Young Advisers on nuclear matters 3. KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock1 Reporting accountants to Scottish Hydro-Electric plc (formerly North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board) 4. Coopers and Lybrand Deloitte2 (formerly Deloitte, Haskins and Sells) Reporting accountants to Scottish Power plc (formerly South of Scotland Electricity Board) 1 Appointed jointly with Scottish Hydro-Electric plc. 2 Appointed jointly with Scottish Power plc.