Her Majesty's Stationery Office (Purchases)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 18th July 1967

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the £26·3 million worth of purchases made by Her Majesty's Stationery Office in the financial year 1965–66 was incurred in Scotland.

Photo of Mr Niall MacDermot Mr Niall MacDermot , Derby North

Of the Stationery Office expenditure of £26·3 million on goods and services, the value of contracts placed in 1965–66 was £22·1 million, of which £2·3 million was incurred in Scotland.

Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West

What consideration are the Government giving to increasing the proportion of Government purchasing power spent in development areas? To many of us, this seems one of the additional mechanisms that could be used by the Government in the development of regional policy planning.

Photo of Mr Niall MacDermot Mr Niall MacDermot , Derby North

We are aware of that aspect and opportunities are given to Scottish firms to quote for work required in England and Wales as well as for work required in Scotland. Due regard is paid to the policy when tenders are received from firms in development areas.