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Textiles (Departmental Purchases)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the total value of textile goods purchased by his Department during the past 12 months.

No separate figures are available of purchases of textile goods. The Department obtains by far the greater portion of its requirements through other Departments and public bodies.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, what percentage of textile goods, over the last 12 months, has been purchased from British manufacturers by his Department.

No purchases are made direct from British manufacturers, nor can I estimate the proportion which would be of British manufacture.