HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 c479W
Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Industry 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. Kaufman

No. It would not be appropriate to issue general directions since the great majority of orders placed by the two nationalised industries for which the Department has responsibilities are with British firms.