HC Deb 11 December 1990 vol 182 c332W
Mr. Fisher

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will publish tables showing the amount spent on(a) acquiring and (b) commissioning goods and services by his Department in each of the last five years.

Mr. David Hunt

Departmental information systems do not differentiate between acquiring and commissioning goods and services. Information on departmental purchasing expenditure from 1986–87, however, is set out in the annual report of the central unit on purchasing, copies of which are available from the Library of the House.