§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of his Department's expenditure in 1994–95 was spent on procuring goods or services from small and medium-sized enterprises. 
§ Mr. Boswell
[holding answer 27 November 1995]: The information requested is not available for 1994–95. In the current year, MAFF cannot separately identify medium-sized suppliers, but small businesses are being identified and the relevant information regarding the Ministry's spend with such enterprises during 1995–96 will be sent to the hon. Member in due course.
MAFF's executive agencies do not maintain records regarding the size of their supplier companies.