HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 c342
39. Colonel Viscount Suirdale

asked the Minister of Health why, in view of the fact that many of the groups formed under circular 14/44 consist of over six local authorities, that each local authority has to prepare its own specification and that the sites within the groups are often scattered, it has been decided that it is more economical for these sites to be prepared by firms who can work on a large scale.

Mr. Willink

One of the advantages of this scheme is that it makes it unnecessary for each member of a group to prepare a separate specification. The Question is, therefore, in part, based on a misapprehension, but I may add that the Government remain of the opinion that this method is the most economical both in money and in labour.

40. Colonel Viscount Suirdale

asked the Minister of Health whether the policy outlined in circular 14/44, according to which it is considered more economical for building sites to be prepared by large firms under comparatively large contracts, will be extended to the building of post-war houses.

Mr. Willink

No, Sir.