§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the organisations who(a) were invited to tender and (b) tendered unsuccessfully for the research contract which was awarded to MCM Research Ltd. 106W
§ Alun Michael
Five organisations in total were invited to tender. These were the University of Birmingham, University of the West of England, Ken Dibble Acoustics, Symonds Group and MCM Research Ltd. All the organisations except the University of Birmingham submitted tenders and all but MCM Research Ltd. were unsuccessful.