§ Mr. Fatchett
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list(a) those contracts awarded by his Department to private sector companies as a result of the Government's market-testing policy and (b) the total number of bids for each contract awarded to private sector companies.
§ Mr. Nelson
[holding answer 13 July 1994]: The information requested is as follows:
Service Number of contracts Number of bidders Review of scope for market testing 1 4 Library services 2 10 Economic Model Building 1 4 Personnel Statistics1 1 6 Treasury Security Guard1 2 14 1Still in progress.