The Hon. JOHN JOBLING: My question is to the Treasurer, and Vice-President of the Executive Council. Why has Treasury—presumably on the advice of the Governments's $2,000 per day consultant, Don Anderson—rejected the employee buy-out offer from Pacific Power International's work force?
The Hon. MICHAEL EGAN: Effectively, it did not stack up. As I understand it there were three offers. Off the top of my head I am not familiar with the details of all three offers, but I know that they were carefully considered by the sales task force and were rejected.
The Hon. John Jobling: Will you consider it?
The Hon. MICHAEL EGAN: I will have a look at it, yes.