HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 c2838W
Mr. Montague

asked the Minister of Health, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Wandsworth Borough Council has renewed, for a period of 15 years, a contract for the removal and disposal of house refuse with Mr. F. W. Surridge, involving payments of £ 77,000 per annum without any competitive tender being invited; and whether he will take such steps as may be necessary to protect the interests of the ratepayers and maintain a proper system of open tender for public contracts of this magnitude.

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir. The question, however, is one for the borough council and I am not empowered to intervene.