§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give full details of how he intends to carry out the Government's decision to place sanctions on the Ford Motor Company in his own Department and in all other public bodies answerable to him.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees:
Save in exceptional circumstances of overriding public policy my Department will not place contracts or invite tenders in respect of Ford products during the currency of the company's excessive pay settlement. Accordingly I am inviting those public sector bodies with which I am concerned, with the exception of police authorities, to take into account the Government's decision in this respect.