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Local Purchasing

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on local purchasing in theatres of war. (94873)

[holding answer 17 October 2006]: It is MOD policy that as much business as possible is awarded to local contractors (companies based in the country), as this aids the local economy while ensuring best commercial practice is followed and subject to the limitations imposed by the local security situation.