HC Deb 31 March 1976 vol 908 cc479-80W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation requiring local authorities and local authority purchasing agencies to seek tenders from and to give preference to British manufacturers where the goods to be purchased are available from such manufacturers.

Mr. John Silkin

Advice has already been given to local authorities in DOE Circular 106/75—Welsh Office Circular No. 184/75—of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy, and this is not a matter in which legislation would be appropriate.