HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2877W
Miss Horsbrugh

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in all contracts placed by his Department for jute goods it is stipulated that the goods must be of United Kingdom manufacture; and if 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. Cooper

All firms invited to tender to the Admiralty for jute goods are required to indicate on their tender by whom the yarns will be spun, and it is stated on the inquiry that "All manufacturing processes are to be carried out in the United Kingdom." The contracts issued by the Admiralty repeat this stipulation and lay down that the yarns shall be spun by the firms named on the tender, who are invariably situated in the United Kingdom.

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