HC Deb 17 January 1991 vol 183 c543W
Mr. Dover

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the future of the Buying agency, the Liverpool-based public procurement agency.

Sir George Young

Following last summer's announcement of the closure of the Crown Suppliers contract furnishing division, we have reviewed the prospects for the Buying agency and concluded that it should become a "next steps" agency as soon as practicable after 1 April 1991.

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