HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2061
44. Sir Cooper Rawson

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is his custom, when considering tenders for road materials, to have regard not only to the tendered prices but to the efficiency and the durability of materials and their suitability for the purpose in view; and does he also have regard to the technical qualifications and financial standing of the contractors, as is the practice of the Ministry of Health?

Captain Wallace

Yes, Sir.