HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c426W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of his Department's expenditure in 1994–95 was spent on procuring goods or services from small and medium enterprises. [1946]

Mr. Hanley

Business transacted by the FCO, diplomatic wing, with small and medium enterprises in the United Kingdom in 1994–95 accounted for 43.5 per cent. of its total expenditure on the purchase of goods and services.

The ODA does not collect statistics for procurement that record whether a company is of small or medium size.