Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weighting his Department's procurement procedures give to (a) the location of a company and its workforce, (b) the extent to which a company has a strong environmental record, (c) whether the company is a social enterprise and (d) other company history prior performance.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) complies with the EU Treaty principles of transparency, non-discrimination on the grounds of nationality and equal treatment for all suppliers in the EU, under which MOD acquisition teams will consider issues, such as prior performance and environment record, where they are relevant to seeking the best value for money in procurement.

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