HC Deb 01 March 1945 vol 408 c1541
19. Mr. Bossom

asked the Minister of Health whether he is encouraging local authorities to let contracts for site preparations, roads, sewers, etc., for their postwar building estates, to contractors normally working within their areas.

Mr. Willink

Local authorities arc being encouraged to invite tenders in the ordinary way, which gives the fullest opportunities to local contractors.

Mr. Bossom

Would my right hon. and learned Friend rather emphasise to local authorities that there is great need to give contracts to local contractors if they possibly can?

Mr. Willink

The ordinary method of obtaining tenders is, of course, by public advertisement, and that is the method which is being authorised. I am sure that local authorities are fully informed of the advisability in all cases of assisting their local people.

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