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Public Procurement Guidelines

Part of Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th February 2017.

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Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office 12:00 am, 8th February 2017

I commend everything that my hon. Friend’s friend has done in his previous role, and I know that he will bring that expertise, in due course, to the people of the west midlands. Although councils and all public bodies cannot choose according to geographical criteria, what they can and must do is take into account the social value of their procurement policies, which is why there is considerable latitude for them to have a similar approach to the one that his friend conducted at Waitrose.