Examination of Witnesses(Questions 180-182)|
WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2002
180. So you are not going to tell me?
(Mr Macpherson) For some of these, for example on
the criminal justice system, the proposals have yet to be fully
developed and announced but, as it says here, our ambition is
to develop a modernised inspection regime.
181. If you had said we had not arrived at final
costings, I would have accepted that. If you want to say that
is the positionis that the position?
(Mr Macpherson) I am very sorry if I misinterpreted
what you said. What I was answering was whether I thought these
proposals were affordable.
182. You had a direct question from me had you
costed them, and you said yes. If you want to change that answer
to no we will call it a draw.
(Mr Macpherson) I am happy to call it a draw.
Chairman: Could I thank you for your
appearance today. I think a bit of a cloud has descended. Let
us hope when you hot-foot it back to the Chancellor it will be
a bright and visible day tomorrow. Thank you very much.