§ 17. Mr. MacLaren
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings how many Government building contracts have been given to Richard Costain, Limited; and what is the total amount involved?
§ Mr. McKinlay
Were scheduled rates admitted, and was payment based on the measurement of those scheduled rates when the contract was completed?
§ 18. Mr. MacLaren
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings, with regard to the firm of Howard and Souster, architects, now engaged upon Government contracts, what, to date, is the total sum agreed to be paid to them as fees for professional work in connection with these contracts?
§ Mr. Hicks
The total sum agreed to be paid, to date, to the firm for professional services in connection with the Commission held by the firm of Howard and Souster with my Department, is approximately £8,100. I am obtaining informa- 1038 tion regarding work which the firm may have in hand for other Government Departments and will inform my hon. Friend.