HC Deb 31 March 1926 vol 193 c2061W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that contractors engaged on Government work are supplied with certain classes of building material at a price 10 per cent lower than the same materials can be obtained for ordinary building and housing schemes; and whether he will take steps to secure that the same terms are obtained for all such materials used for public schemes to house the working classes of this country?


My right hon. Friend understands that contracts for Government work are ordinarily made on a lump sum basis, and he has no information as to the arrangements made by contractors for the purchase of materials. My right hon. Friend is informed that in respect of certain materials, reduced prices are quoted by some organisations for housing schemes.