HC Deb 14 June 1944 vol 400 cc1969-70
64. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Health if plant, material and labour will be as available for the medium-sized and smaller local firms as for the large contractors to enable the former to obtain their fair share of the contracts for the work of advance preparation of housing sites.

Miss Horsbrugh

As my right hon. Friend has previously stated no suitable firm is debarred from tendering. Labour and materials will be made available for any approved contract and plant to any suitable firm.

Mr. Lipson

Does that mean that no preference will be given to selected large contractors who have been successful in obtaining contracts during the war at the expense of the small contractors?

Miss Horsbrugh

I think the answer I have given makes that quite clear.