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 Sean Farren Sean Farren Social Democratic and Labour Party 3:45 pm, 16th September 2002

Views differ on this issue, but it is clearly set down and endorsed by the Executive that procurement policy should have this clear social dimension. I will be working with my officials and ministerial Colleagues to ensure that this objective is achieved across all Departments. I am conscious of the considerable scale of expenditure for which the Minister for Regional Development is responsible.