HC Deb 07 December 1981 vol 14 c293W
21. Mr. Ward

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what studies he is making of ways of improving public sector purchasing from small firms.

Mr. MacGregor

As part of the current initiative on public purchasing, I have set in hand a review of possible improvements in the access of small firms to Government contracts. In carrying out this review, we shall be taking account of a helpful recent report on the subject by the CBI.