§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the total sum paid out in fees to outside organisations in the furtherance of privatisai ion by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in 1979–80 and in each following year; and what is his estimate for 1990–91 and budget for 1991–92.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
The total sums paid out by the ECGD in fees to outside organisations in the futherance of privatisation since 1979–80 are as follows:
Year £000 1979–80 to 1988–89 Nil 1989–90 103 1990–911 3,413 1 Provisional
The budget for 1991–92 has still to be finalised, and will depend on developments in the privatisation process.
The costs of the current privatisation of the short-term business of ECGD, including fees paid to advisers, will be reported to Parliament after the sale is completed.
§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give for each year from 1979–80, including 1991–92, the number of staff actually employed on 1 April and the full complement of staff including vacant posts, by grade, in the statistical divisions in the Export Credits Guarantee Department; and if he will differentiate between staff in statistical posts and staff in administrative posts.