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Purchasing Policy

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Prime Minister to what extent it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to purchase British goods wherever possible in public sector purchasing.

Her Majesty's Government purchase goods made in Britain—whether by British or foreign-owned companies—whenever they are competitive, which is the case in the great majority of contracts. I hope that the improvement in the competitiveness of British industry which is now taking place will result in an even greater proportion of Government purchases being met from British suppliers.