HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 c371W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions in the last 10 years she or a Minister in her 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. Sackville

There have been no such occasions.