HC Deb 15 January 2002 vol 378 c124W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence contracts are out to tender; and what the estimated value of each contract is. [27500]

Dr. Moonie

The tender process is continuous and the Ministry of Defence awards a total of about 40,000 contracts worth about £8 billion per annum. Information on tenders outstanding at any given time is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.