§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Postmaster-General if he will set out a statistical table showing the value of orders from his Department placed with firms in development areas in Scotland, North-East England, and Northern Ireland, respectively, which have not in the first instance been successful in competitive tender; and what proportion of total orders such value represents.16W
§ Mr. Benn
In 1963–64 the figures were:
The total of £314,000 represented 0.5 per cent. of the value of all orders placed during the year by competitive tender and 6.5 per cent. of such orders placed with firms in Scotland, North-East England and Northern Ireland.
Scotland … … £143,000 North-East England … … £110,000 Northern Ireland … … £61,000