§ Mr. Marples
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total annual value of contracts placed by his Department from 1964 until the latest year for which figures are available, in total and by industry order; and what percentage of the total, and of each industry order, was placed as a result of competitive tendering in each year.
§ Mr. John Morris
Contracts placed by the Ministry of Defence during the financial years 1964–65 to 1968–69 are as follows (classified under the Standard Industrial Classification):509W
Description 1964–5 £000 1965–6 £000 1966–7 £000 1967–8 £000 1968–9 £000 Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Percentage total placed as a result of competitive tendering (Not readily available for each industry) Not available 50.2 50.5 47 58.5