4. Mrs. Jeger
asked the Minister of Works what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to ask tenderers to sign a certificate of non-collusion; and what the results have been.
5. Mrs. Jeger
asked the Minister of Works the total value of contracts placed by his Department with tenderers who have refused to sign the certificate of non-collusion since the introduction of the certificate; and what proportion this represents of his Department's total contracts.
§ Mr. Birch
In the time available I have not been able to get out full figures, but during the period 1st January, 1953, to 30th September, 1954, the value of contracts placed with firms who had not signed the declaration was some £4,175,000. This was about 10 per cent. of the total value of works contracts placed by my Department during the same period.