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Trade Unions

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with trades union representatives on diversity among public service deliverers; and if he will make a statement. (198797)

The Cabinet Office has met civil service union representatives regularly to discuss actions being taken to achieve a truly diverse civil service workforce, and have a diverse group of people delivering public services. These meetings are ongoing.

The procurement of private-sector suppliers to deliver public-services is governed by procurement policy. The Office of Government Commerce in HM Treasury leads on procurement policy.