§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Trade, in view of the failure of the Mitsubishi Corporation to honour its tender for the construction of the Hong Kong Underground, whether he will make immediate representations to the relevant authority for the contract to be placed with the British firm which was the second lowest tenderer.
§ Mr. Deakins
No. The Hong Kong Government have decided that the supplies and services required will be purchased under several separate contracts,218W for which British firms will be able to compete.