HC Deb 01 February 1984 vol 53 cc249-50W
34. Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information he has as to the proportion of purchasing contracts from central and local government received by small firms.

Mr. Trippier

Government Departments do not currently keep records on the size of firms which win Government contracts and neither to my knowledge is such information available in respect of local authorities purchasing.