Said the Foyle MLA: “Firms in Derry have urged the Northern Ireland Executive to buy PPE locally where possible.
“I am delighted that the Minister of Finance has indicated his endorsement of this.
“In these difficult times it is important that we support our Northern Ireland businesses, in the same way that they helped us over recent months.
“Members of the Derry Chamber of Commerce met with me virtually in recent days, asking for PPE orders to be awarded where possible.
“I am pleased to have helped them by putting forward their request, which I hope will lead to valuable orders being places with Northern Ireland firms.”