HC Deb 29 March 1972 vol 834 c84W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many contracts in each year since the introduction of the Government General Contracts Preference Scheme for Development Areas were awarded to firms located in development areas; what percentage this figure represents of the total issued by his Department; and on how many occasions the Special Preference Scheme has been implemented in each year.

Mr. Amery

The information on main purchasing contracts let in the development areas in the years from 1966–67—before which no records are available—is as follows:

Year Number let in Development Areas Percentage of total number let
1966–67 978 11
1967–68 1,089 11
1968–69 868 10
1969–70 783 11
1970–71 708 10

No details are kept of contracts awarded under the Special Preference Scheme.

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