HC Deb 16 May 1984 vol 60 c177W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the current performance of the Crown suppliers in tendering abroad; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

The Crown suppliers main task is to supply furniture and equipment to public sector organisations including central Government Departments in the United Kingdom. When appropriate, they can also offer to supply public sector organisations overseas, and I am happy to support this activity, since it can result in lower costs all round and benefit United Kingdom industry.