Following the closure of Royal Doulton in Staffordshire, Michael Fabricant
has asked 20 Government ministers and the Prime Minister parliamentary
questions: "What proportion, expressed as a percentage, of the (a)
crockery, (b) cutlery, and (c) glassware procured by his department over the
last 5 years is of British manufacture?" He should receive replies within
the next week or so.
"With a major cutlery brand based in Lichfield and glassware and pottery
manufacturers in Staffordshire, I believe the Government should play its
part in buying British", says Michael Fabricant.
"I also hope that all our embassies overseas sport crockery and glassware
from Staffordshire, cutlery from Lichfield – though I will forgive them if
it is from Sheffield – and toilets manufactured in Armitage in my Lichfield