HC Deb 25 April 1967 vol 745 cc239-40W
39. Mr. Hilton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he has now considered the District Auditors' Society's study of direct labour in local authorities; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellish

The District Auditors' Society, acting on their own initiative, have written an interesting and valuable paper for the benefit of the Society's members, on cost control in local authority building departments. The Society have kindly made it available to the Department, and with their consent I have placed a copy in the Library. My right hon. Friend is in consultation with local authorities about the implications of the paper, with special reference to cost control.