§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish details of companies which have previously provided services to the Welsh Health Common Services Authority and which his Department has instructed the authority not to use(a) at all and (b) except in exceptional circumstances; on what date each company was listed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Redwood
The Welsh Health Common Services Authority has not been instructed to avoid using any companies which had previously provided services to it. It was advised on 22 September 1988 that it should notify my Department before appointing W. S. Atkins and Partners to any major contract. On 4 January 1991, this instruction was revoked. No other companies have been subject to such notification.