Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes

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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tendering process is used to decide which company supplies ministerial red boxes to his Department.

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John Healey (Financial Secretary, HM Treasury; Wentworth, Labour)

holding answer 8 May 2007

As the value of orders placed for the supply of ministerial red boxes is below the minimum HM Treasury threshold for competition, the requirements are placed on a single tender basis with Barrow and Gale Ltd.

All Government Departments operate a similar minimum threshold for competitive tendering.


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