HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c633W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the Dutch company Hollandsche Betonen Waterbouw (HBW) has been invited to tender for the £4 million project in Gibraltar involving the conversion of a naval dockyard into a ship repair yard; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Raison

We are obliged to ensure that companies in other member states of the European Community have an opportunity to tender for public works contracts in Gibraltar above a certain value.

In the case of tenders for the main civil engineering works for the conversion of the Gibraltar naval dockyard into a commercial shiprepair yard, seven firms have pre-qualified. Six are from the United Kingdom and the seventh is Holland Beton-en-Waterbouw. Tenders are due to be received later this month.