HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 c79W
80. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what local authorities have now decided to abandon direct labour schemes in favour of competitive tender; and what reasons have been given to him for this change.

Mr. MacColl

To my knowledge two authorities—Coventry and Wolverhampton—have recently discontinued the use of direct labour on new construction. Others are currently reviewing the work of their direct labour departments, whether on new construction or on maintenance. This is a question for local decision.

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