HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 c219
13. Mr. Millan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what restrictions there are as to the numbers of houses for which the Direct Labour Department of the Scottish Special Housing Association Limited may tender in the current year.

Mr. Galbraith

The only restriction is the amount of work which the organisation, as at present constituted, can carry out.

Mr. Millan

Is it not a fact that there has been a restriction on the number of houses for which the organisation may tender? Is it not intolerable that there should be artificial restrictions put on this organisation, particularly when we consider that it has made a surplus of more than £1,250,000 over the years and this has been of benefit to the taxpayer, and that the number of houses it built in 1959 showed a reduction, with the likelihood of a further reduction in 1960?

Mr. Galbraith

No; there is no restriction on tendering.

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