HC Deb 18 July 1969 vol 787 c219W
Mr. Marples

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services of the products procured by his Department regularly for three years or more, what proportion has, within the last three years, been specifically reviewed to evaluate product design against present need and potential cost reduction.

Mr. Crossman

Whilst some products have been the subject of specific review, this is generally regarded as a basic procurement function and not as a special exercise.