HC Deb 11 July 1967 vol 750 cc52-3W
75. Mr. Spriggs

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will set up an inquiry into the quality of building materials used by all contractors on local authority housing schemes; and whether he will send a circular to local authorities advising them not to make bonus payments not allowed for in the original tender for the contract.

Mr. Mellish

The quality of materials used depends upon the specification and the quality of supervision. Both are matters for the local authority, and an inquiry by my right hon. Friend would not be appropriate. He will be giving advice on the use of bonus payments in a forthcoming circular on tender and contract procedures.

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