My question during Business of the House, 25 February 2021

Sir John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): As businesses large and small need more orders to power jobs and economic recovery, can we have a debate on Government buying? Can we learn from the great success of buying so many vaccine doses from UK science and facilities, and buy more innovative and competitive goods and services from companies here at home?

The Leader of the House of Commons (Mr Jacob Rees Mogg): My right hon. Friend, as always, raises interesting and important points.

The Government are planning on creating a much simpler and nimbler procurement system, which will open up procurement opportunity to small and medium-sized businesses. However, I hope he will contribute to the Budget debate that is coming up, which will be an opportunity to talk about these matters at greater length.

1 Comment

  1. London Nick
    March 1, 2021

    Jacob Rees Mogg seems to have completely missed the point – that you are (quite rightly!!) calling for the government to help build-up British industry by buying British. Is he too dim to understand or is he being deliberately obtuse, because the government has no intention of helping British businesses in this way?

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