HL Deb 19 February 1996 vol 569 cc64-5WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they agree with Mr. Cedric Brown's successor's description of Mr. Brown's British Gas retirement package as "modest" and, if so, since the total cost is said to he around £4 million, what in their view would constitute an excessive figure.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie):

This is a matter for the company and its shareholders.