MG Rover report `delivered at last`

MG Rover report `delivered at last`

More than four years on from the collapse of MG Rover, the Government has finally received an official report into the car-maker`s demise.

The report has cost the taxpayer almost £16 million, according to Richard Burden, the MP for Birmingham Northfield, who added that the length of time taken to complete the report was "incredibly frustrating".

Business minister Ian Lucas, responding to a parliamentary question tabled by Mr Burden, confirmed that inspectors delivered their report to the business secretary on June 11.

In his written answer to the Northfield MP, whose constituency includes almost all of the former MG Rover site, Mr Lucas acknowledged that the cost of the "complex" inquiry had been very high, totalling £15,922,838.

Mr Burden called on the Government to publish the findings of the report as quickly as possible, adding: "Like everybody else in the area I have found it incredibly frustrating that we have had to wait so long for this report.

"Hopefully the contents of the report will provide some answers to why it has cost so much and I certainly welcome the Government's commitment to try to minimise the cost of any similar inquiries in the future."

MG Rover collapsed with the loss of around 6,000 jobs in 2005.

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