§ 24. Mr. Hannan
asked the Minister of Aviation how much of the £21,163,000 provided in the 1963–64 Navy Estimates for the purchase of air stores will be spent in Scotland; and whether it is his policy to increase this Scottish proportion.
§ Mr. Amery
The estimates relate to future expenditure.
I cannot say in advance where contracts will be placed, but the claims of Scottish factories will be given proper consideration.
Firms in Scottish development districts, as in development districts elsewhere, enjoy special consideration.
There is a scheme operated by all purchasing Departments under which firms in development districts which are not successful in a tendering are offered a portion of the order at the competitive price established by the tendering.