HC Deb 30 November 1938 vol 342 cc439-40W
Mr. Kirby

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

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Other things being equal, preference in regard to the placing of contracts is given to areas where there is a heavy degree of unemployment, and the Liverpool district is given equal consideration with other such districts in the matter of orders.