HC Deb 28 February 1967 vol 742 cc83-4W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many tenders for house building, submitted by local authorities have been rejected by his Department in each of the past five years; and how many houses were involved each year.

Mr. Ross

The numbers of tenders considered unacceptable and referred back for reconsideration, and the numbers of houses involved, were as follows:

Tenders Houses
1962 24 1,209
1963 18 1,017
1964 31 1,790
1965 15 977
1966 43 2,996

In many instances, tenders which are referred back are subsequently resubmitted in amended form and are approved.