§ 27. Captain SPENCER
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that a number of the shades fitted to lamps on the writing tables in the Division Lobbies are of German manufacture; and whether he will take steps to ensure that any replacements shall be of British origin?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Mr. Ormsby-Gore)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I understand that the shades referred to have been in their present position for a great many years. In the purchase of new supplies of lamp shades a price preference is now, and will he, given to satisfactory British articles. The current contract is held by a British manufacturer.
§ Captain SPENCER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that an improvement has been effected since last Monday?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
Will the right hon. Gentleman cause inquiries to be made as to other pieces of furniture in this building to see if they are of German origin?