Procurement

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of the amount (a) his Department and (b) its agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on procurement was paid to small and medium-sized enterprises (i) directly and (ii) through the supply chain in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent the following percentage of its UK spend directly and through the supply chain with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs):

2013/14: (i) Direct: 21% (ii) Indirect (through the supply chain): 8%

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