To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
(1) what information his Department has (a) supplied to and (b) received from the United States Administration regarding that government's award of the Iraq Reconstruction Security Support Services contract to Aegis Defence Services;
(2) what discussions there have been between the British and American governments regarding the award of the US Administration's Iraq Reconstruction Security Support Services' contract to Aegis Defence Services.
"the contract in question was awarded by the United States Government. Her Majesty's Government is not a party to the contract, nor was it involved in any way in its negotiation."