Defence: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Empey Lord Empey UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security vetting procedures in place for suppliers of components for Ministry of Defence procurement contracts.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) places the highest priority on the security and safety of our personnel and equipment.

The MOD's consideration of security matters associated with procurement contracts is defined by the Cabinet Office within the Government's Security Policy Framework. This framework is subject to periodic review to ensure it remains fit for purpose.

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