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United Kingdom Engineering Contracts (Switzerland)

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list such information as is available to him on the number of British firms which have obtained major engineering contracts with: (a) the Swiss Government and (b) the Swiss National Railways in the last three years.

This information is not readily available within my Department, and could be obtained in the form requested only at disproportionate cost. Nor has it been possible for our consulate general in Zurich to obtain figures for purchases by the Swiss Government or the Swiss National Railways.