§ Mr. Spring
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on c-procurement in Government purchasing. 
§ Mr. Boateng
[holding answer 23 October 2002]: The Office of Government Commerce has successfully completed all its pilot e-Procurement projects. As a result valuable information has been gained about the practicalities and potential that e-Procurement offers. The Office of Government Commerce is currently developing its strategy to further deploy e-Procurement across government departments and agencies.