HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 cc235-6W
Mr. Elysian Morgan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken by Her Majesty's Government, as the purchaser of a substantial part of the goods and services produced and provided in Great Britain, to place long-term contracts with firms in areas of special economic difficulty, such as Wales.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

Government Departments seek tenders from firms in development areas when they can offer what is required, and place orders with them on a preferential basis when their tenders are acceptable.

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