§ Mr. Burden
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many firms have been invited to tender for the catering contract in the new Eastern Apex building at London Airport; and whether applications will be considered for catering firms not so invited.223W
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Invitations to tender have been sent to fifty-eight firms. The tenders are returnable on 20th December. The list includes all caterers thought likely to be interested and capable of undertaking the job satisfactorily, but there is nothing to prevent any who may have been overlooked from applying to my Department for the tender documents. The premises include a high-class grillroom and cocktail bar and a number of separate dining-rooms for airline captains, crews and the general public.