Government Contracts: Small Businesses

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 11th February 2021.

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Photo of Danny Kruger Danny Kruger Conservative, Devizes

I welcome the recent Green Paper setting out the freedoms that the UK now enjoys to create a new framework for public procurement, including a new exceptional power for public bodies to commission for wider public benefit. Does my hon. Friend agree that we need to go further and make this exception the norm, ensuring more joined-up services and better overall outcomes for the public? Otherwise, we will be getting only half the Brexit dividend that we could in the field of procurement, with freedoms but not the actual implementation.