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Royal Ordnance Factories

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement concerning progress with privatisation of the royal ordnance factories.

It remains the Government's policy to achieve privatisation of Royal Ordnance plc as soon as commercially practicable. However, no decision has yet

Numbers and values of headquarters contracts and amendments
Type of contract/amendment1981–821982–831983–84
NumberValue £ millionNumberValue £ millionNumberValue £ million
1. Contracts priced by Competition9,0591,0659,4021,4399,5041,890
2. Contracts priced otherwise by reference to market forces (See note below)36,46263955,3261,06553,0511,403
3. Contracts priced on estimates at outset or as soon as possible thereafter11,3821,83911,4093,04910,2393,145
4. Contracts priced on actual costs with incentives to minimise costs50476695145746859
5. Contracts priced on actual costs plus a percentage fee8,7709878,8841,1328,5541,283
6. Total contracts and amendments placed66,1774,60685,7166,83082,0948,580

Note: Line 2 includes some contracts placed using informal competitive tendering procedures.