HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2838
31. Miss Horsbrugh

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in all contracts placed by his Department for jute goods, it is stipulated that the goods must be of United Kingdom manufacture; and whether the definition of such manufacture is identical with that included in our trade agreements with foreign countries that the jute cloth is woven in the United Kingdom from yarn spun in the United Kingdom?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

As regards jute materials, the contractor is asked to state where the yarn used will be spun, and, as regards made-up jute goods, where the yarn will be spun and the cloth woven. Preference is given in respect of goods for which the spinning and/or weaving is done in the United Kingdom. All recent contracts have been for goods wholly manufactured in the United Kingdom.