HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 cc2873-4
20. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the action of certain local authorities in reducing tenders for work submitted by their own works' departments after seeing lower tenders submitted by private firms; and if he proposes to take any action with respect to this practice.

Mr. Bevan

I am not aware of this action. I should be glad if the hon. Member would supply me with particulars.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Will the right hon. Gentleman, if supplied with these particulars, give an assurance that he will take action?

Mr. Bevan

I can give no reply to a hypothetical question.