HC Deb 10 March 1987 vol 112 cc119-20W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans to seek to introduce competition for external audit work for area electricity boards; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Goodlad

[pursuant to his reply, 24 November 1986, c. 14]: I can now announce that the Secretary of State for Energy has decided, following a competition by submission of tenders, to appoint Messrs. Price Waterhouse as auditors to the Electricity Council and to reappoint Messrs. Ernst & Whinney as auditors to the South Western electricity board. Both appointments will commence with the financial year 1987–88.