HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 c444W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, having in mind the heavy degree of unemployment in the city of Liverpool, he will consider giving special priority to the claims of that city when placing Admiralty contracts?

Mr. Shakespeare

The Admiralty is fully aware of the desirability of placing orders in areas suffering from severe and prolonged unemployment. In accordance with the policy of His Majesty's Government preference is given to tenders from firms in these areas, other things being equal. The same special consideration is accorded to firms in the Liverpool area.