Procurement Policy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Personnel – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:45 pm on 16th September 2002.

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Photo of Conor Murphy Conor Murphy Sinn Féin 3:45 pm, 16th September 2002

Go raibh maith agat, a LeasCheann Comhairle. The Minister for Regional Development, in a written reply to Mr Attwood, appears to be quite sceptical, if not openly hostile, to the idea of using procurement policy for some of the benefits that the Minister has outlined. What authority will the Minister or the procurement team have in this regard, given that the Department for Regional Development is a huge spender and is heavily involved in public procurement?