§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether with a view to the encouragement of employment in this country, he will give instructions that all articles of equipment purchased for the use of His Majesty's naval forces shall be of British manufacture?228W
§ Mr. AMMON
The existing practice is to specify British manufacture when essential on Service grounds; otherwise it is customary to grant a substantial preference to goods and materials which are produced from British Empire sources. The result is that the great bulk of the equipment bought by the Admiralty is obtained from British manufacturers.