SMEs: Public Contracts

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister without Portfolio , Co-Chair, Conservative Party

We have received an extraordinary response from people offering to supply PPE and UK manufacturers wanting to make equipment from scratch, including the firm my hon. Friend mentions, and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has come forward. As a result, we have now contracted over 3 billion items of PPE through UK-based manufacturers alone. Although further personal protective equipment offers are not needed at the moment, we continue to invite other forms of support from industry.