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Health Authorities (Textile Purchases)

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will obtain details of the textile purchases spun and woven overseas from each regional health authority; if he will list these for each authority together with the square yardage represented by such purchases, the value of the purchases and their country of origin; and what advice he has given to these authorities about purchasing British textiles.

Purchasing information is not available in this form and could be obtained by health authorities only by disproportionate effort.Health authorities have been asked to ensure that they obtain from potential suppliers tendering for contracts details of the country, or countries, in which spinning, weaving and finishing takes place.In awarding a contract on a value-for-money basis, these origins should be considered together with quality, durability, delivery, convenience of production inspection, quality control and the condition under which the goods are produced.