HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 c2480W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his Department refuses to advise contractors of the result of tenders submitted; and whether, seeing that it is in the interest of the public that the information so far as it affects the amounts of the tenders and not the names of the tenderers should be made public, and that by this practice of publicity firms would be able to judge as to how their prices compared, he will consider a change of policy in this respect?


In reply to the first part of the question, it is the practice to inform contractors whether their tenders have been successful or not; to the second, that it is not considered to be in the public interest to make public the prices quoted, and it is therefore not proposed to make any change in the present practice of the Department.