§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of his Department's expenditure in 1994–95 was spent on procuring goods or services from small and medium enterprises. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 27 November 1995]: The Scottish Office's current financial and procurement systems have no facility for categorising suppliers according to the size of their businesses. It is therefore not possible to make any estimate for 1994–95 of the proportion of expenditure with suppliers which could be considered to be small or medium enterprises.