§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to ensure that no contractual relationship exists between Messrs Biwaters and any firms of consultants Her Majesty's Government have employed on value-for-money inquiries, checks or audits on contracts assisted by the Overseas Development Administration.
§ Mrs. Chalker
[pursuant to her reply, 18 July 1990, c. 600]: Not only were there no contractual relationships between Biwater and either the firms or the individual specialist carrying out the value-for-money checks at the time the checks were commissioned, as I have already informed the hon. Gentleman, but there were no such relationships at any time during the execution of the checks.