§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what is the cost to the Post Office caused by the construction company V.A.T. Watkins going into receivership; and what is the projected cost of the new Mount Pleasant Depot.
§ Mr. Eggar
The implications for Royal Mail of the contractor V.A.T. Watkins Ltd. going into receivership are still the subject of resolution between Royal Mail's consultants and the receiver. The costs of the construction work at Mount Pleasant are the subject of a number of separate commercially confidential contracts between Royal Mail and the various suppliers, one of which was V.A.T. Watkins Ltd.