HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 cc8-9
9. Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Public Buildings and Works, in view of the fact one of the firms working at the Royal Naval Hospital, Stonehouse, Devonport, and on new construction at the Royal Marine Camp, Bickleigh, Devon, has gone into liquidation, what action he is taking to see that work is carried out as the accommodation in both cases is needed urgently.

Mr. Prentice

Some work is continuing on the latter project. Urgent discussions are being held with the liquidators about the completion of both.

Dame Joan Vickers

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it better to have more local organisation, giving more power to regional officers so that they could get on with these very urgent matters without having to keep so closely in touch with the Ministry?

Mr. Prentice

There is already a great amount of delegation to the regions, but I will consider any detailed points that the hon. Lady wishes to put to me. We, too, are concerned with the urgency of getting on with these projects. Some delay is inevitable but we want to cut this as much as possible.

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