§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the organisations which bid for the provision of the advisory and information service for further and higher education establishments in Wales on European matters, when put out to tender by the Welsh Office; how many had knowledge and experience of further and higher education in Wales and the activities relevant to this field in the European Union; how many had the support of organisations representing and involved in the relevant activity areas in Wales and the European Union; and what considerations led to the selection of Euclid of Liverpool for this contract. 
§ Mr. Richards
The following seven organisations tendered for the provision of services for European education programmes in Wales:City college, Manchester and Cardiff institute of higher education—joint tenderCynefin EnvironmentalEuclidFriarsgrove Management Services Ltd.Gwent Tertiary collegePenzer Allen Ltd.Welsh joint education committee.
All tenderers expressed knowledge and experience of the further and higher education sectors in Wales, and activities relevant to the European Union.
One tenderer declared expressions of support for its tender by other organisations.
The contract was awarded to Euclid because its tender met the specification at the lowest price.