HC Deb 25 July 1963 vol 681 c216W
57. Mr. Wade

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking to direct Government contracts to companies situated in development areas in the North-East and, in particular, to those engaged on work for British Railways.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

In the placing of contracts, Government Departments continue to give preference to firms in development districts.