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Departmental Procurement

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 140, on departmental procurement, (1) how many of the recommendations of the Glover Report on Accelerating the SME engine his Department has implemented; (294906)

(2) what target date his Department has set for implementation of all the key recommendations of the Glover Report on Accelerating the SME engine.

The Glover Report recommendations relate to the adoption of a number of public procurement related measures across Government and their implementation is being led by the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The OGC, BIS and other Government departments, including local government, are working towards completing the implementation of each of the recommendations as soon as possible and within the timescales, where given, within the report.