Letter seeking a ministerial direction in relation to awarding a contract for consultants to review papers supplied by Thanet District Council and RiverOak in relation to Manston Airport. The letter also sets out the reasons for seeking a ministerial direction, those being the:
- low value for money of the proposal
- government having no defined role at this stage of the compulsory purchase order process
The letter was written by the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Transport to the Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin on 18 March 2015. A response was made on the same day.