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Spend local, says minister

Government supports local suppliers

The Island’s economic development minister says local suppliers do come first when the government is looking for contractors.

This morning in the House of Keys, Laurence Skelly faced questions from North Douglas MHK Ralph Peake about his support for people spending locally.

Mr Skelly said money spent with Island firms stays in our economy and so produces more prosperity.

But when pressed by Onchan MHK David Quirk, he said he’d have to look into details of the procurement process:

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