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Defence: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL13629, tabled on 11 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence considers wider employment, industrial and economic factors in its value for money assessments of where to procure defence systems.

Answered on

25 February 2019

This Government is committed to ensuring that defence procurement contributes to a more dynamic and productive economy. We therefore strive to obtain the capabilities we need at the best value for the taxpayer, in a way that strengthens our economy and bolsters long-term prosperity.

Ministry of Defence procurement consider all relevant costs and benefits to UK society in making value for money assessments. These assessments are made in accordance with the HM Treasury Green Book, and without hampering open competition when relevant for procurement decisions.