HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 cc263-4W
83. Mr. G. Roberts

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that, on 1st March, the Lleyn Rural District Council forwarded to the Welsh Board of Health estimates of the cost of a sewage scheme for the district of Chivilog; that, because of the delay on the part of the Board in approving the estimate, the tender was withdrawn last week and the council have been obliged to re-advertise for tenders with every likelihood that the cost of the scheme will be appreciably greater; and whether he will direct that the Departmental grant towards the cost of the scheme will take this into account.

Mr. Bevan

There has been no undue delay. The Council have been told that they can accept the second lowest tender if the lowest tenderer is unable to enter into a contract. I shall be ready to consider whether the grant provisionally allocated is sufficient if the cost of the scheme proves to be appreciably higher than was originally estimated.