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Government Offices (Furnishing)

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his assessment of the relative costs of furnishing Government offices (a) from Crown Suppliers and (b) from (i) German and (ii) other foreign suppliers.

Since 1987 Government Departments have been individually responsible for purchasing furniture wherever value for money can be obtained. The information requested is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.