§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give a general direction that wherever possible British components are used in all Post Office equipment, in view of the substantial amount of import savings which would result from such a policy; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
All but a very small proportion of the components used in Post Office equipment are of British manufacture, but a general direction would not be appropriate. The Post Office is responsible for its purchases of equipment.