§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the contracts for consultancy and work carried out by Bechtel in each year since 1997, stating in each case(a) the nature of the work, (b) the value of the contract and (c) the duration of the contract; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
[holding answer 22 October 2003]The Ministry of Defence has placed one direct contract with Bechtel Limited since 1997. It covers the provision of project management services in support of a programme of assistance to the Russian Government in respect of chemical demilitarisation. The contract was placed on 24 January 2003 with a three year duration with two separate one year options to extend.2WS
The contract is funded jointly by the UK MOD. which has contributed £9.1 million, the Norwegian Government, and the European Union.