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Department for International Development: Procurement

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th May 2018.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many contractors have been employed by her Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and (d) over 10 years.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The data relating to contractors is not held in a central source. Depending on the area of business, the responsibilities undertaken and the nature of the engagement, this could be held in several places. Consolidation would be manual and onerous. We consider there to be a disproportionate cost to provide this information.

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