§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the costs of the Stoy Hayward reports on the Insolvency Service mentioned in his answer of 1 November,Official Report, columns 1018–19, remain confidential; and to what extent they have been disclosed in response to inquiries.
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
The answer given on 1 November,Official Report, columns 1018–19, referred to the indicative costs given by the organisations which responded to Stoy Hayward. Although the detail of those responses remains confidential, the range of them has been disclosed to the departmental and agency trade union side. The range was:
Price (£) Type of firm Type of work 2,250–2,500 Accountancy From order 5,200 (Companies) Accountancy From order 1,750 + disbursements Accountancy From order 600 + disbursements Accountancy From order 2,000 Accountancy From order 500 + disbursements Accountancy From order 960–1,340 Accountancy From order