HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 cc590-1W
Mr. Groves

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when contracts for hutments are entered into with large contractors, any conditions are imposed to ensure that sub-contractors tendering to the main contractor should have equal and fair treatment; and what action he will take in cases brought before him where the figures tendered are disclosed to certain firms and opportunity given for revision of prices so that special firms get advantages?

Sir V. Warrender

Contracts for hutted camps are now being placed at lump sum prices after competitive tendering, and, except in cases of complaints under the Fair Wages Clause, it is clearly not practicable for the War Office to intervene in the transactions between the contractor and sub-contractors.

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