HC Deb 16 February 2000 vol 344 cc601-2W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what Remploy products his Department has purchased in the last three years. [109929]

Angela Eagle

Over the past three years the Department has purchased bespoke office furniture from Remploy which has been manufactured by its network of sites. The Department continues to buy furniture from Remploy. Over the last three years orders amounting to £169,000 in 1997–98, £230,000 in 1998–99 and £178,000 in the current year have been placed.

the final research results incorporate departmental amendments; and if she will place a copy of the standard research contract currently in use by her Department in the Library. [107093]

Mr. Ian McCartney

Details of my Department's expenditure on research contracts let during 1999 and costing £20,000 or more are as follows:

In addition, up to 1998, Remploy supplied printed forms to the Department. The contract for this work was re-tendered, using EU Procurement procedures. Remploy were unsuccessful in bidding for printed forms but were awarded the contract to supply business cards and other bespoke personal products to the Department. This contract is for three years, expiring in 2001. Orders totalling £21,000 in 1997–98 for printed forms were placed with Remploy. Business cards and other printed items have been purchased totalling £17,000 in 1998–99 and £6,000 to date in the current financial year. Orders this year have reduced, in part, due to a reduction in the movement of staff.