Sheffield MP challenges minister about contractors

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Questions have been asked by Sheffield MP David Blunkett about the money being spent by the Government with overseas contractors.

The Labour politician, who represents Brightside and Hillsborough, asked: “What information is held on the number of overseas-based companies who have received more than £200 million in central government contracts in the last two years, and how much corporation tax those corporations have paid to the UK Exchequer?”

Treasury minister David Gauke said: “HM Treasury does not hold a central record of the contracts that have been let by central Government Departments.

“Information about corporation tax paid by individual companies is not disclosed due to confidentiality.”