HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 cc364-5W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 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. Jack

From records currently available, I am not aware of any such instances. It is the Department's policy to let contracts on the basis of value for money.