§ Dr. Vis
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if his Department invites bidders to offer liquidated damages as a standard percentage of their tendered price with a standard time limit on their application; and how he 663W ensures that contractors do not include the value of potential liquidated damages payments in their tendered prices; 
(2) what role liquidated damages indemnities play in securing the FASTER element of his Department's smart procurement initiative; 
(3) what procedures his Department follows to establish the level of likely damage on which to base liquidated damages indemnities; and to establish an upper limit of liquidated damages in each case. 
§ Dr. Moonie
I will write to my hon. Friend and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.