HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 cc471-2W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many contracts his Department, agencies and associated bodies have had with EDS for each year since 1985; what was the value of each contract; if he will indicate for each contract(a) if it was completed, (b) what modifications were made at the request of (i) the company and (ii) his Department and (c) if work under contract is being undertaken in-house; and if he will make a statement on the number of job reductions in his Department arising from the contracting out of work by EDS. [3802]

Mr. Boswell

Records held centrally show that neither the core Department nor any of its agencies or associated bodies have held contracts with EDS since 1985. Consequently, there are no values, completion and modification details or in-house working to be reported. No job reductions in the Department fall to be reported, therefore.

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