§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proportion of the purchasing contracts issued by his Department in 1978–79 were by means of (a) selective tender, (b) open tender and (c) single tender.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The approximate proportions of purchasing contracts placed by my Department in 1978–79 were:
(a) Selective tender 30 per cent. (b) Open tender Nil (c) Single tender 70 per cent.