§ Norman Lamb
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his Department's procurement policy with regard to offshore IT and call centre outsourcing; whether his Department is outsourcing IT and call centre jobs to offshore companies; to which countries his Department has outsourced these jobs; how much his Department has spent on this outsourcing in each of the last two years; and how much has been budgeted for this purpose for the next two years. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
The Home Office procurement policy follows standard Government procurement policy that all public procurement is based on value for money, having due regard to propriety, security of information and regularity. The Home Office comply with the requirements of the EU Treaty, including the principal of non-discrimination, the EC procurement1228W directives and the UK's international obligations. This procurement policy applies to offshore IT and call centre outsourcing.
The Home Office is not currently outsourcing IT or call centre jobs to offshore companies and has not spent anything on outsourcing these services to offshore companies in the last two years.
No funds have been budgeted for this purpose for the next two years.