HC Deb 13 November 1928 vol 222 c714W

asked the Postmaster-General the amount of saving he hopes to effect by having placed two bronze-wire contracts with French and German firms instead of with British firms; and what steps he is taking to insure that future contracts are executed in this country?

Viscount WOLMER

The quotations of the associated British manufacturers for the conversion of the raw material (which is of foreign origin) into the finished article exceeded the foreign quotations by between £9,000 and £10,000, or over 37 per cent. As for future orders, my right hon. Friend will continue to apply the policy of an effective preference for British manufacture where reasonable quotations are obtainable.