HC Deb 14 July 1994 vol 246 c707W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage 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 it value; and when it was awarded.

Mr. Sproat

[holding answer 8 July 1994]: Following the establishing of my Department in April 1992 no such direction has been given.

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