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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 565: debated on Monday 24 June 2013

Ministerial Correction

Monday 24 June 2013

Cabinet Office

Government Contracts

13. To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent steps he has taken to give small- and medium-sized enterprises greater access to Government contracts.

[Official Report, 19 June 2013, Vol. 564, c. 737-8W.]

Letter of correction from Chloe Smith:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) on 19 June 2013.

The full answer given was as follows: (160387)

It is this Government's policy to increase the Government's direct spend with SMEs to 25% and spend with SMEs across Government has steadily increased since 2010 as a result of the steps we have taken. We have required all Departments to put in place plans to ensure that their spend with small companies continues to increase.

The correct answer should have been:

It is this Government's policy to increase the Government's spend with SMEs to 25% directly and in the supply chain and spend with SMEs across Government has steadily increased since 2010 as a result of the steps we have taken. We have required all Departments to put in place plans to ensure that their spend with small companies continues to increase.