Higher Education: Libraries

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Labour, Glasgow North

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to improve transparency in the procurement processes of university libraries.

Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Minister of State (Universities and Science)

Higher education institutions are independent, autonomous bodies. As such, they are responsible for their own procurement policies and the transparency of their processes. Universities are able to draw upon the Higher Education Procurement Academy, a sector-led initiative to improve expertise and capacity in UK university procurement.

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