§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what instructions he has issued to Government 406W 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.