§ Captain R. TERRELL
asked the Home Secretary whether any settled policy exists in the matter of giving preference to food and manufactured commodities of home production required for consumption in institutions administered by his Department?
§ Mr. SHORTT
Food and manufactured commodities required for use in prisons and Borstal institutions are obtained by tender from firms in Great Britain and Ireland whose names, after inquiry, have been placed on an official list of tenderers. No stipulation is made on the contract form that the commodities are to be of home production.