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Departmental Furniture

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department on furniture made by (a) British firms, (b) Remploy and (c) overseas firms in each year since 2000. (244360)

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s furniture procurement strategy is to use the Office of Government Commerce Buying Solutions’ framework contracts. There is no mechanism within the framework to capture the country of origin of these goods or details about specific firms.