HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c375W
Mr. O'Neil

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the responsibilities of the investigating officers employed by the procurement division of his Department.

Mr. Sainsbury

The PE does not employ investigating officers as such. However, the Procurement Executive of my Department employs qualified accountants and technical cost estimators, whose principal tasks are to assist and advise in the pricing and post-costing of non-competitive contracts.