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Departmental Procurement

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by his Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector prohibits the assignment of debt. (172351)

The Cabinet Office’s standard terms and conditions are based on the model terms and conditions issued by the Office of Government Commerce for contracting authorities in central civil Government. Although these do not specifically prohibit the assignment of debt, they do require the contractor to obtain Cabinet Office prior approval to assign debt.