HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 c160W
63. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many contracts for hospital supplies were placed by his Department and by regional hospital boards with firms manufacturing in areas scheduled under the Local Employment Act, 1960; what was the total sum involved in each case; and in how many of these cases the placing was the result of giving preference to firms so located.

Lady Tweedsmuir

In the last financial year, 14 contracts were placed by the Department in development districts and 328 by regional hospital boards, the respective values being £21,600 and £1,454,000. The number of regional board contracts is more than half the total number of contracts placed by them but none can be directly attributed to the preference scheme.

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