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International Development: Mandatory Exclusions

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) organisations and (b) individuals are prohibited from working with his Department following allegations of involvement in fraudulent or corrupt activity; and if he will make a statement. (308853)

The policy of the Department for International Development (DFID) is to exclude organisations or individuals from contract award where they have been convicted of fraudulent or corrupt activity, as required by the “Mandatory Exclusion” clause of the Public Sector and Utilities Procurement and EU directives.