HC Deb 14 February 2003 vol 400 c42W
Mr. Yeo

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what(a) products, (b) goods and (c) services were (i) bought and (ii) sold online by his Department in each of the last five years. [97443]

Mr. Lammy

The Department has ordered its catering requirements online since 1998 and its travel arrangements online starting this financial year using its own Intranet.

The Department also uses web-enabled systems to place the advertisements under the European Union purchasing regulations and has pilot tested online tendering systems in collaboration with the Office of Government Commerce. It also uses the Government Procurement Card for low value purchases.

The Department has not used the Internet for any sales activity.

This answer does not include the national health service.

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