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Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to enable local councils to avoid contracts with Gazprom.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch Minister for Equalities, Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (jointly with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Government was pleased to lay the Local Government (Exclusion of Non-commercial Considerations) (England) Order 2022 on Wednesday 25th May, as set out here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/id/ukdsi/2022/9780348235500

The Order will be debated in the House of Commons on Monday 20 June and if made, will allow local authorities to follow the Cabinet Office Procurement Policy Notice (PPN 01/2022), as set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0122-contracts-with-suppliers-from-russia-and-belarus

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