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Textiles (Departmental Purchases)

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the financial details and quantities involved of orders placed for the basic cloth for the prison service, blue and white stripe purchased from converters in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 1977.

Only three contracts have been placed during these years for 150,000 yards in 1974, for 50,000 metres in 1976 and for 480,000 metres in 1977. It would be a breach of commercial confidence to disclose the financial details.