HC Deb 01 July 1985 vol 82 c79W
Mr. Beggs

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland Housing Executive contracts were awarded after (a) open tendering and (b) select list procedure in each of the last three financial years.

Mr. Chris Patten

This is a matter for the chairman of the Housing Executive, who has advised me that no building contracts were let after open tendering. The numbers of contracts let to firms selected for tendering from the approved list of contractors were as follows:

1982–83 1,032
1983–84 1,025
1984–85 1,399