§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the contracts for the secure training centres are being resubmitted to his Department. 115W
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 5 January 1996]: Tender proposals for the provision of the first two secure training centres at Gringley, Nottinghamshire and Cookham Wood, Kent, were received on 14 June 1995. Negotiations are continuing with the tenderers and as part of this process tenderers are being asked to revise certain aspects of their bids prior to the final assessment and selection of preferred bidders. Contracts will be signed as soon as possible once the terms of the contractual agreement have been finalised.