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Specifications (British Materials)

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Health the methods adopted by local authorities in order to bring into practice the recommendations of the Minister's Circular Letter 1960 and, in particular, whether local authorities are impressing upon their technical officers and consultants the necessity of specifications being framed in accordance with British practice and British materials?

I have no information of the detailed measures taken by local authorities in this matter, but I have every reason to think that they are acting on the recommendations.

Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been drawn to the fact that the wording of some specifications follows so closely the description of goods manufactured abroad that, in competing with those goods, home manufacturers have been very greatly prejudiced?