§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if investigators from his Department will contact Dr. Werner Keicher in connection with the recovery of monies due to the Maxwell pension funds and their trustee companies.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
As my hon. Friend will now know, on 8 June the President of the Board of Trade announced that he had appointed Mr. J. L. Thomas QC and Mr. R. T. Turner FCA as inspectors under section 432(2) and 442 of the Companies Act 1985 to investigate and report on the affairs and membership of Mirror Group Newspapers plc. The inspectors have been asked to look in particular at the offers for sale of the company's shares in early 1991. How inspectors conduct their inquiry and whom they contact is a matter for them.