§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the fees paid to each of the accountancy firms connected with the water privatisation; and how much money has been paid to firms criticised by the Department of Trade and Industry or the disciplinary committees of the accountancy profession.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
It is not our policy to comment on individual contracts. The full costs of privatisation will be reported to Parliament in due course in the normal way.