§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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. Redwood
This information is not held centrally. I am looking at how difficult it would be to obtain it and at what cost.