HC Deb 12 July 1994 vol 246 c568W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. Portillo

[holding answer 8 July 1994]: I know of no such cases.

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