To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to ensure his Department's budget on procurement is spent equitably throughout the UK.
29 June 2020
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is committed to ensuring that its procurement and contract award processes obtain the best commercial outcome for the taxpayer. We do this in a way that looks to strengthen UK economy and prosperity, where it is relevant to what is being procured and is fair and non-discriminatory.
To maximise UK economic benefits from defence procurement, the MOD uses the Treasury's Green Book framework. As required in that policy, our spending and investment decisions are appraised on the basis of costs and benefits to UK society overall, irrespective of the location of the expenditure.