HC Deb 10 July 2000 vol 353 c395W
Mr. Pearson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list for his Department and its agencies the approved list of manufacturers of(a) cars and (b) commercial vehicles; and if he will make a statement on his Department's leasing and purchasing policy. [128987]

Ms Beverley Hughes

The Department's purchasing policy is based on achieving best value for money, taking into account whole life cost and quality. In determining what represents best value for money, the leasing option is considered.

The Department does not have an approved list of manufacturers of cars and commercial vehicles. It uses various supply and leasing contracts awarded by itself and other Government Departments as a result of competitive tender processes appropriate to the value of each contract.

The Department also makes use of the Government Car Service (GCS).