§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 12 December 1995,Official Report, column 600, what contracts have been awarded with regard to the functions of the official receiver. 17W
§ Mr. Oppenheim
Following the conclusions of the initial and financial evaluation of the six tenders received for the case administration work of official receivers, I have agreed to an extension of the timetable to allow additional discussions to take place with those bidders most likely to be able to offer increased value for money. It is now my intention to make an announcement on the outcome of this exercise before the end of February.