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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Departments: Small Businesses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to develop a standardised methodology for measuring SME spending by government departments which can be used as a baseline over the next five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West remove filter
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Kevin Brennan more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
star this property answer text <p>We have developed our methodology over time, starting in 2010 when there was no reliable estimate for spend with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We now have much better data than before 2010 and we are continuing to improve our understanding of spend. The Government exceeded its target of 25% of central government procurement spend going to small and medium businesses by 2015, achieving over £12 billion (27.1%) of spend with SMEs by the end of the last Parliament.</p><p>The Government standardised its methodology for collecting data on direct spend with SMEs in 2011-12; data on direct spend published since that point is comparable. Data on indirect spend for 2013-14 and 2014-15 is also comparable. This is an area of continuous improvement and we intend to standardise our methodology again during 2016-17.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2016-04-11T10:16:45.717Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-11T10:16:45.717Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this