HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c159W
Mr. Burns

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will list the advertising contracts her Department has awarded since 1 May 1997, indicating the value of contracts and the number of companies which tendered for them. [30709]

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.