To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2021 to Question 68119, on Ministry of Defence: Fines, what specific contract was given by his Department retrospectively.
19 November 2021
The fine detailed in Question 68119 related to approvals of some 36 contracts over a number of years up to 2016 covering a range of infrastructure activities and locations. The Department notified HM-Treasury (HMT) as soon as the matter was identified, and retrospective approval was sought. A detailed review was also undertaken in 2016 resulting in the implementation of improvements to approval processes in the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and no further fines for such process failures have been incurred since.