41271 - Department of Health: Procurement (Answered)

John Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

George Freeman

The Department's purchasing policies support the Government’s commitment to do all it can to ensure United Kingdom suppliers can compete effectively for public sector contracts, in line with our current international obligations and guidance issued by the Crown Commercial Service.