HC Deb 07 August 1972 vol 842 cc303-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will give, for the longest and most convenient period of time, details of contracts or moneys supplied by her Department to any of the firms controlled by, or in which there was an interest held directly or indirectly by, Mr. Dan Smith and Mr. George Pottinger whilst they were receiving state funds or salaries; and what contracts were made with Smith Decorators (Newcastle) Limited.

Mr. Thatcher

My Department does not enter into any contracts for building work. I maintain no record of the names of the contracting firms employed by institutions grant-aided by my Department.