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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis Conservative, Banbury 1:41 pm, 8th January 2019

Will the Secretary of State confirm to me that it is normal to award contracts, in a small part, to new operators and that while perhaps 90% of operators used by the Department are established, it is perfectly normal for the Department properly—acting legally as part of its procurement process—to include new operators as part of the consideration?