Cabinet Office written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the amount his Department has spent on public procurement which has reached small and medium-sized firms through its supply chains in each region.

Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Information on government suppliers within a specific constituency or region is not held centrally.

Figures provided by major suppliers indicate that for 2012-13 SMEs benefitted by £4bn through the supply chain. Figures for 2013-14 will be published in due course.

A new version of Contracts Finder will be available in due course. This will allow users to search by region and by postcode.

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