HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 c453W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will now issue general directions to public corporations within his responsibility when making decisions about major purchases, to buy British rather than foreign equipment whenever terms are comparable.

Mr. Benn

The nationalised industries are already well aware of the Government's policy on public sector purchasing, and I do not believe a general directive is appropriate.