HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc254-5W
Mr. Denville

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works what firms were asked to tender for the Government factories being built in certain places of which he has been informed; whether local firms were invited to tender; and, if not, why not.

Mr. Hicks

Fifteen firms were invited to tender for each of these factories and at least six local firms were included in each case. The proportion of local firms so included and the definition of "local" firms were in accordance with the procedure officially recommended to Government by the building industry.