§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer of 2 December,Official Report, column 931, if he will indicate the results of the Ernst and Young examination commissioned by the prior options review group; and when it will be published.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The work carried out by Ernst and Young was commissioned to inform the work of the prior options review. There are no plans to publish the results of the consultants' work independently of the results of the review. The results of the prior options review will be announced in due course.