§ 61. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the high cost of work done by the Salford direct labour organisation; by what amount the cost of the work on the first phase of the Higher Irlam scheme carried out by this organisation exceeded the cost as originally allowed by him; and by what amount the estimate submitted by the 230W direct labour organisation for the second stage of the scheme exceeded the tender by a private enterprise builder the acceptance of which was authorised by him.
§ Mr. Crossman
Salford City Council has appointed an independent adviser to examine the cost of the work carried out by its direct labour organisation and until I have seen the results of that investigation I cannot comment.