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Textiles (Departmental Purchases)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what is the total value of textile goods purchased by his Department during the past 12 months;

(2) what percentage of textile goods, over the last 12 months, has been purchased from British manufacturers by his Department;

(3) if he will instruct his Department to purchase all future textile requirements from British manufacturers.

My Department's very limited requirement for textile goods is obtained through other Departments and no purchase orders are placed, or are likely to be placed, direct with manufacturers.