HC Deb 06 February 1997 vol 289 c684W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the values of the tenders from(a) the Navy, Army and Air Force Institute and (b) Booker Foodservice in the recent competition for the supply of food for the armed forces. [14521]

Mr. Soames

The tender values are commercially confidential and are not published under exemption 7 of the code of practice on access to Government information. I can, however, assure my hon. Friend that the tenders were scrutinised in detail to establish which provided best value for money and there was a clear margin in favour of Booker Foodservice. The estimated value of the contract will be in excess of £400 million over five years.

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