HC Deb 06 February 1978 vol 943 c385W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the possible cost to public funds of excluding from public contracts placed by his Department companies which might otherwise have submitted the most competitive tender on the ground that those companies have broken the Government's pay guidelines.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

None. It is not possible to make such an estimate.