HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 c340W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security on what occasions in the last 10 years he or a Minister in his Department has given a direction to civil servants to award a contract against the advice of the civil service; what was the subject matter of the contract and its value; and when it was awarded.

Mr. Lilley

I am advised that there is no knowledge of any such directions being issued in my Department in the last ten years.

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