HC Deb 18 November 1936 vol 317 cc1798-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can give information as to the total amount of contracts for work that are being carried out for his Department by public works contractors whose capital and direction are almost entirely foreign; and whether there is any special reason why the work should not be carried out by wholly British firms?


As regards the first part of the question it is not practicable to give the information asked for and as regards the second part, discrimination in favour of firms whose capital and direction are wholly British is normally impracticable and is considered only where the work is of a very exceptional character.