Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his reply of 11 January,Official Report, columns 697–98, if he will seek a report from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as to why the lowest tender from a contractor, having been selected by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as one of the 10 contractors suitable to tender for the scheme at Lower crescent, Comber, was not accepted.
§ Mr. Needham
This is a matter for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. The chief executive has advised me that the lowest tender was not accepted as the tendered had recently been awarded another Housing Executive contract which, together with the Lower crescent, Comber contract would have exceeded the financial capacity available to the tenderer.