A dissatisfied tenderer has the right to challenge a contracting authority either in the High Court or they can complain about the contracting authority to the European Commission (EC). The EC has the power to investigate and, if satisfied that a breach has occurred, may require the contracting authority to remedy that breach.
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
Asked by Lord Tebbit
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose of Section 54 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000. [HL5871]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice (Lord Bach): The purpose of Section 54 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act
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2000 is to put in place eligibility requirements and other controls which apply to those who make or receive political donations.
These requirements and controls stem from the recommendations made in the fifth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life (the Neill report) and the Government's response to that report.
Questions for Written Answer
Asked by Lord Jopling
To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the Procedure Committee will invite the Attorney-General and the Permanent Secretary of the Attorney-General's Office to explain why Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay's Question for Written Answer of 21 July (HL5322) was not answered until 28 October. [HL6121]
The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara): It is open to the noble Lord, as a member of the Procedure Committee, to put his proposal to the committee directly. However, the responsibility for reminding Ministers about the importance of answering Written Answers within a fortnight lies primarily with the Leader of the House.
Asked by Lord Taylor of Holbeach
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have access to or maintain a register of locations in the United Kingdom at which plastics are recycled. [HL5951]
To ask Her Majesty's Government where in the United Kingdom there are plants that recycle plastics other than drinks bottles; what assessment they have made of whether the technology used at such plants is proven; and whether they plan to assist with the introduction of such technology across the country. [HL5952]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Lord Davies of Oldham): The table below shows the companies that the Environment Agency has accredited for the reprocessing (recycling) of plastic in England and Wales. Separate data are not held for the recycling of plastics other than drinks bottles. This table and further information can be found on the Environment Agency's website.