HC Deb 24 October 1985 vol 84 c189W
Mrs. Beckett

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, before a contract to build 23-metre diesel multiple units for British Rail is awarded, he will arrange an independent investigation of the tenders to see if any malpractice has occurred, and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

Decisions on contracts are entirely a matter for the British Railways Board, and I know of no reason why this case should be an exception.