§ Mr. Nigel Griffiths
[holding answer 23 February 1998]: The following contracts for advertising campaigns have been placed through COI since 1 May 1997.
£ Contract Value to date Number of companies which tendered Business Link 750,000 4 Queen's Awards to industry1 Nil 3 Firework Safety2 85,000 1 1 The Queen's Award contract has only just been placed. The final value is to be confirmed. 2 The firework safety contract was awarded under the COI call-off arrangement for contracts of less than £104,000.