HC Deb 11 September 1942 vol 383 cc549-50W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Planning why no opportunity was given to Colwyn Bay builders to tender for the erection of the Ministry of Food offices; and why the Ministry's architect at Rhyl refused permission to the appointed contractors to sublet a portion of the work, in view of the experience of builders in this area, where there has been more building in recent years than in any other town in North Wales?

Mr. Hicks

In view of the size of the work and the speed with which it was required, it was considered essential to obtain tenders from firms larger than the Colwyn Bay builders. Liverpool and Wrexham firms were invited. It is regretted that sub-letting was not arranged in this case, but, as the amount of work suitable for sub-letting was small and very early completion was considered important, it was thought preferable not to adopt such an arrangement.