To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government recorded in his Department's spending analysis tool that it spent on acquisitions from external suppliers in the last year for which figures are available; and how much and what proportion of central government spending the Government spent with each of the 20 suppliers which received the largest proportion of that spending in that period.
In 2014-15 central government (excluding Network Rail) spent a total of £43.8 billion with external suppliers.
Recorded expenditure with each of the top 20 suppliers is set out in the following table:
% of total
Bae Systems Plc
Hewlett Packard Ltd
Awe Management Limited
Capgemini Uk Plc
BT Group Plc