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Local Government Supplies (Home Production)

Volume 277: debated on Monday 8 May 1933

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asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the decision of the Liverpool City Council to purchase matches and pencils of foreign manufacture instead of British, although the difference in cost is small; and whether, in order to promote British industries, he will consider the desirability of issuing a new circular to local authorities urging them to give preference to home-produced goods?

My attention has not been specially drawn to this matter, but I would refer to the reply to a question on the subject given on 3rd April last by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Board of Education and to the replies given to similar questions on the 14th and 16th March last. The purchases did not require my sanction.