HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1954

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the request of the Treasury to the London County Council that all large building operations under their control should be restricted or postponed during the present crisis is interpreted by the council as an invitation to throw the burden of such restriction exclusively upon their contractors, the effect of which will be to inflict loss on the contractors and financial embarrassment on many of the sub contractors; and whether he intended that the request of the Treasury should be so interpreted?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The intention of the Treasury was that such postponements in regard to works already under contract should be made by arrangement with the contractors.