HC Deb 24 January 1994 vol 236 c15W
Mr. Nicholas Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will disqualify any firm that flouts his Department's guidelines over privatisation bids from taking part in the bidding process and from being involved in any way with the eventual contract.

Mr. Hague

All invitations to tender issued by this Department include specific details of the basis on which tenders must be submitted and require tenderers to produce a declaration of compliance with the stipulated conditions. If, prior to the award of the contract, we become aware that these procedures have been flouted, we will not proceed further with that tenderer.