§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Minister of Health what steps will be taken, as in the case of drainage works at 43, Howard Street, Derby, to ensure that where the corporation, quoting a low figure, carries out such works against estimates obtained by public tender for a larger sum, no loss on the transaction will be shared by the ratepayers as a whole?
§ Mr. E. Brown
My hon. Friend does not make clear the precise circumstances in which a loss to the ratepayers is to be anticipated, but, in any event, the matter appears, on the information given, to be one in which I have no control over the town council.