Bathgate (Contracts)

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Aviation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 30th November 1966

asked the Minister of Aviation what directives he has recently issued to provide for the purchase of goods by his Department in areas of high unemployment, such as Bathgate.

Photo of Mr Julian Snow Mr Julian Snow , Lichfield and Tamworth

My right hon. Friend has recently given instructions that the arrangements for giving preference in the award of Government contracts to firms in the former development districts shall be extended to the wider development areas set up under the Industrial Development Act, 1966.

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian

Can my hon. Friend state the value of such orders which have been placed in the Bathgate area?

Photo of Mr Julian Snow Mr Julian Snow , Lichfield and Tamworth

No such value is on record, but if my hon. Friend will write to me on this matter I may be able to help him.