HC Deb 28 April 1925 vol 183 cc15-6
21. Brigadier - General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Minister of Trans port whether, in view of the Comptroller and Auditor-General's Report of 17th February, 1925, noting the high rates of total remuneration earned by contractors in certain cases on contracts under Ministry supervision, he will discontinue these forms of contract; and whether he will confer with the local authorities of the districts concerned in future, so that the prices paid to contractors by the Ministry shall not raise the prices generally to the local road authorities in the neighbourhood of these new arterial roads>

Colonel ASHLEY

The form of contract mentioned in the first part of the hon. and gallant Member's question was discontinued some two years ago in favour of tenders invited in the usual manner. The second part of the question does not, therefore, arise.