HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c411W
Paul Flynn

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent calculation he has made of the cost to public funds if(a) the Army, (b) the Education Service and (c) the NHS were required to purchase all supplies from exclusively British sources. [90254]

Mr. Boateng

To purchase supplies from exclusively British sources could restrict the Government's procurement policy that all procurement decisions are taken on grounds of value for money and be contrary to international obligations. No such calculations have therefore been made.