HC Deb 16 July 1962 vol 663 c21W
Mr. Mapp

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will modify the individual price contract system for housing to enable those authorities with a heavy slum clearance programme to encourage large building contractors to participate with edaquate strength and over an extended period.

Sir K. Joseph

I think that the hon. Member is under a misapprehension. I do not insist on competitive tendering for each individual housing project and in the case of local authorities with a long-term slum clearance problem, like Oldham's, I am in favour of forward contract arrangements providing for continuity of building work over a period of years.

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