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Departmental Purchasing Policy

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what steps he has taken to implement a "Buy British" policy in the purchasing for which his Department is responsible.

The purchasing establishments for which the Department is responsible are well aware of the new initiative the Government have taken in public purchasing and they will follow this. The new initiative, however, is not an indiscriminate 'Buy British' policy; the Government are seeking to improve industry's ability to compete in the international market.