§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will commission an independent assessment of the advice given to Swallow plc regarding the asset value of Vaux brewery. 
§ Mr. Byers
[holding answer 30 March 1999]: I refer my hon. Friend to the comments I made during his Adjournment debate on this on 29 April 1999, Official Report, columns 596–600.