HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 cc376-7W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Prime Minister on what occasions in the last 10 years he 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.

The Prime Minister

[holding answer 8 July 1994]: There have been no such occasions in respect of myself or my predecessor.