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Government Departments: Research and Data

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 21 June (WA 279), what was the variation agreed in the project "Research into noise and vibration from building mounted micro-turbines"; and for what reasons.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

All Defra evidence contracts are closely monitored by Defra specialists working with policy colleagues. Contract variations are required if there are significant changes to any of the details in the original agreement (eg costs, required outputs, timetable, research team, etc).

In June 2010 the Defra contract "Research into noise and vibration from building mounted micro-turbines" was amended due to the supplier having made an error in the financial section of its tender bid. The supplier is not VAT registered and included an element of VAT in its bid. The contract was amended to reflect the correct cost of the contract.

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