§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will estimate the cost of employing consultants in connection with privatisation programmes in which his Department has been engaged since 1980. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
I have been asked to reply.
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the then Minister for State of Employment on 19 May 1994, Official Report, column 243. There has been no further expenditure on employing consultants in connection with privatisation programmes.