HC Deb 06 April 1960 vol 621 c48W
48. Lady Tweedsmuir

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether, when inviting tenders from United Kingdom shipyards, he will circulate all firms capable of building the types of ships concerned, in order to encourage employment and ensure the best price and delivery date for his Department.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

While it would be impracticable to invite every shipbuilding firm to tender for every naval order, I assure my hon. Friend that as many as reasonably can will be invited in each case. Employment prospects will be among the factors taken into account in inviting tenders.

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