HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc405-6W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what instructions he has issued to Government Departments and nationalised industries to buy British products.

Mr. David Mitchell

As announced by my center hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 28 February, we intend to use public sector purchasing and research and development to help improve industry's performance. After the NEDC meeting on 2 July. a paper was released to the press outlining our approach on public purchasing. A copy is being placed in the library, reference NEDC (80)44.