Tariff Rebate Subsidy (Northern Isles)

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 10:45 am on 12th March 1997.

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Photo of Mr Phil Gallie Mr Phil Gallie , Ayr 10:45 am, 12th March 1997

My right hon. and learned Friend emphasised the involvement of the private sector and the importance of competition—which I welcome—which was demonstrated by the 18 bids that came in. However, if factors have changed, it would not be unreasonable to give any of those bidders a further opportunity to be involved, particularly in relation to the comments on ERDF. Will he give further consideration to that point?