Examination of Witness (Questions 200-201)
WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2003
SIR BRYAN CARSBERG
200. Just to link that with the earlier discussions
we had about individual regulators and boards, in the paper and
in answer to questions you indicated on balance the preference
is for a board, presumably the contact with regulators would not
affect that? One thought is that if you had an individual regulator
it might be easier to have greater contact then if you have a
collection of boards. Is that a minor consideration?
(Sir Bryan Carsberg) Yes, I think it
probably is a minor consideration. It is a bit more difficult
indeed because there is a lot of merit in having half a dozen
or so people round the table able to have a very relaxed conversation,
which one had. It could be at chairman level, it could be at chief
executive level and very probably it will happen at both levels,
I would guess. I am sure arrangements can be made to deal with
201. Before we finish I take on board the point
you make about Parliamentary committees and perhaps they have
missed out on points; before you conclude is there anything we
have not touched upon that you feel that we should have taken
cognisance of and would be relevant for our purposes?
(Sir Bryan Carsberg) No, my Lord Chairman,
thank you very much you have given me ample opportunity to range
widely and I have enjoyed our exchange.
Chairman: Sir Bryan, thank you very much, we are
very grateful for the paper you put in. That has been an extremely
important session for our purposes. Thank you very much indeed.