British Overseas Territories

House of Lords written question – answered at on 14 December 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether British Overseas Territories are required to purchase British goods and services in preference to similar goods from a foreign source.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

No. We expect the Governments of the British Overseas Territories to put in place open and transparent procurement processes to ensure value for money and in line with good international practice.

At the Joint Ministerial Council on 4 and 5 December, UK and territory Ministers agreed to work together to promote trade and investment between the territories and the UK.

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