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Departmental Responsibilities

Scotland written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to ensure social value is included when services are commissioned by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Other than minor or bespoke purchases, the Scotland Office does not undertake direct procurement or tendering projects. It utilises existing service contracts between suppliers and the Scottish Government or the Ministry of Justice.

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