§ Mr. Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made in his Department's inquiry into the exclusion of United446W Kingdom firms from the shortlist for the curtain walling contract at the Ministry of Defence procurement headquarters in Bristol.
§ Mr. Baldry
My officials have met with the MoD, the main contractor and the supply company which made the original complaint. I am satisfied that the choice of curtain wall contractor was a matter for the main contractor, and not the Ministry of Defence.
We are reviewing with the industry what lessons can be learnt from this experience.