HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 c6
4. Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works how many Government contracts there are at present in existence with Ruddock and Meighan Ltd., of Wealdstone, Middlesex.

Mr. Boyden

Three, on all of which site works and financial settlements are virtually completed.

Mr. van Straubenzee

In view of the evidence I put before the Minister of the underhand manner in which this firm dealt with my constituents at Burford Court, Wokingham, will the hon. Gentleman ensure that no fresh contracts are placed with this firm for Government work?

Mr. Boyden

The receiver who was appointed hopes to make the firm viable. Of course, my Department would need to be assured of the renewed financial viability of the firm before any further Government contracts were allocated to it. I hope that that meets the point made by the hon. Gentleman.