HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 cc191-2W
Mr. Devlin

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what value for money savings have been achieved by his Department in the last year; and how much of this was as a result of advice from the Central Unit on Purchasing.

Mr. David Hunt

In the year 1989–90 the Welsh Office expenditure on purchasing totalled £155 million against which it achieved value for money savings of £14.4 million. It is not possible to attribute particular value for money savings to advice from the Central Unit on Purchasing. The role of the unit is to provide advice and guidance on best purchasing practice; it provides overall support and guidance and encourages value for money across all Departments.

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