HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 c1380W

asked the Minister of Health the amount of compensation to be paid to contractors for each house under the provisions of Contract No. 3 in the event of the break clause operating; and if he will give the number of houses vetoed by the Ministry to which this Clause applies?


In a No. 3 contract the work is divided into such sections as the architect may determine. Under the break Clause 14 days' notice may be given. No payment in respect of profit is due in respect of sections not started. In respect of sections started but not completed profit remuneration at the rate per house provided for in the contract is payable in respect of each house included in the section. Any liabilities or commitments which the contractor may have incurred for the purpose of the works in so far as the determination of the contract involves an actual loss to him are made good. I am not at present in a position to give information regarding the negotiations for curtailing contracts in this form.