Success in the city will be showcased to MPs

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Flagship developments in Sheffield city centre are to be used as an example to the rest of the country during a visit by leading MPs.

The Communities and Local Government Committee, chaired by Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts, is visiting Sheffield on Monday.

The new Moor Market, which is due to open on November 25, and the St Paul’s developments will be inspected, and the committee will also hear details about contracts between Sheffield Council and Amey and Veolia.

The visit is part of the Committee’s inquiry into local government procurement.

Most of the morning will be spent in private meetings but in the afternoon the committee will hold a public session.

Details of the session are to be announced imminently and topics for debate will include small business support.

The committee will discuss how councils work with local businesses on procurement and aim to look at how contracts between councils and companies can be used ‘to deliver economic and social objectives’.