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Departmental Procurement

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by his Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector prohibit the assignment of debt. (172320)

Yes, the standard terms and conditions of purchase used by the Department in procurement of goods and services from the private sector include a prohibition against assignment. This is a common provision where one party does not wish to deal with a third party it has not chosen to deal with as the other contracting party.