HC Deb 28 May 1957 vol 571 c17W
6. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Minister of Works if he will state, approximately, the present cost of maintaining the twenty-three buildings maintained by his Department in Manchester and Salford; and the estimated cost when they are handed over to maintenance by private building contractors.

Mr. Molson

The present cost of maintaining these twenty-three buildings by direct labour is about £3,800 a year. If a comparable amount of work were done by contract I should expect a saving of the order of 10 per cent.