HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 cc1160-1W
Mr. Mainwaring

asked the First Commissioner of Works what complaints he has received in connection with the waste of materials and other factors on Government building contracts; and whether, in order to limit this waste, he will institute a closer examination and estimate of cost factors in determining future contracts?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I am not aware of any complaints of this kind in connection with building contracts made by my Department, but, if the hon. Member will bring to my notice any specific instances in which waste is alleged, I will investigate them.