asked the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will break down the figures for single sourced defence contracts given in the answer to the hon. Member for Hyndburn (Mr. Hargreaves) of 31 October 1984, Official Report, column 1123, to indicate how many of the contracts concerned were let on a cost-plus basis and how many on a semi-incentive basis; what was the total value of the contracts concerned in each case; and whether he now has equivalent figures for 1984–85.
The information requested is set out in the table, which for completeness includes contracts placed as a result of effective competition. Contracts placed noncompetitively and which are subject to positive incentives to keep costs to a minimum, are shown at lines 2, 3 and 4. Contracts subject to pricing on the basis of cost plus percentage free profit are shown at line 5, and represent a declining proportion of the total. Equivalent figures are not yet available for 1984–85.