HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 cc2150-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in regard to works of sewerage to be undertaken by the Walsal Rural District Council, his inspectors advise that the work should be done by private contract; that this suggestion is extended to other schemes of the same council; and whether this policy has his sanction?


In two instances my Department, acting on the advice of their technical advisers, suggested to the council that they should advertise for tenders and carry out works of sewerage by contract. In both instances the suggestion was made because of special circumstances affecting the particular work. I am not aware that the question has arisen in regard to other schemes submitted by this authority.