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Construction: Procurement

Question for Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office

UIN 84363, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to encourage the use of British companies as part of public sector procurement for construction projects.

Answered on

15 September 2020

The £292bn of annual public sector procurement spend has a key role to play in the economic recovery of the UK.

The UK’s exit from the EU offers a huge opportunity to reform public procurement so that it better meets this country’s needs. Simpler, less bureaucratic processes for businesses and better commercial outcomes for our public bodies. We will publish our reform proposals in due course.

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Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office