HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc368-9W
38. Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he has completed his considerations of measures to encourage British industry to be more active in securing contracts financed by the European development fund.

Mr. Parkinson

The consideration of measures additional to those which I described in my reply to my hon. Friend on 10 June, will continue. My colleagues and I are always ready to respond to new ideas. It is encouraging that the percentage of EDF contracts awarded to British firms by the end of 1979 had risen to 10.2 per cent, as against 9.2 per cent. a year ago.

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