HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c65W
20. Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ensure that purchases for the National Health Service are made only from firms whose employment and trading practices conform to standards acceptable in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Alison

No. The general policy for public purchasing adopted by successive Governments requires the National Health Service to secure the best value for money spent while obtaining what is needed.

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