§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he plans to publish the report drawn up by the inspectors from his Department into the affairs of Guinness plc following their appointment by his predecessor in December 1986. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
The inspectors have not yet completed their inquiries into the membership and affairs of Guinness plc and in consequence are not in a position to submit a final report. When they are, it will be carefully considered for publication.