DE: Procurement

Part of Education – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:45 pm on 7 June 2011.

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Photo of Jonathan Craig Jonathan Craig DUP 2:45, 7 June 2011

When it comes to including the social enterprise aspect of procurement, does the Minister agree that it is better to do so with a central procurement policy? If so, does he agree that the idea outlined by the Department to devolve to schools the power to procure some services, as opposed to that being done centrally, is contradictory?