Spellar: Now we’re out of the EU – prioritise buying British

 

In Parliament today, Black Country MP John Spellar restated his campaign to get Government departments and bodies to buy British.

In Questions to the Secretary of State for Wales, Spellar asked ‘What steps his Department is taking to encourage public bodies in Wales to buy British goods, products and services’. He pointed to his own research which showed that rather than purchasing cars made in Britain, Welsh police forces ‘are buying very heavily from France and Germany.’

Spellar argued that, ‘Given that we’ve come out of the European Union, shouldn’t we be taking that opportunity… right the way across public procurement to be supporting British jobs and British workers?’

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