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Defence written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total (a) number and (b) value of contracts issued by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies for which he is responsible which were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises was in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Ministry of Defence spend with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been reported in the Cabinet Office report ‘Making Government business more accessible to SMEs—One Year on’, which is available at:

The approximate number and value of new contracts placed with SMEs, for the latest period available are given in the following table:

  Number Value (£ million) Latest period for which figures are available
MOD 1,790 1,124 April 2011 to March 2012
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory 4,173 62.77 April 2011 to March 2012
Defence Support Group 537 16.42 June 2011 to May 2012
UK Hydrographic Office 1,331 8.35 April 2011 to March 2012

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