HC Deb 16 December 1970 vol 808 cc338-9W
51. Mr. Boyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the recent rise in the price of building materials, he will renegotiate those fixed-price building contracts with his Department which were agreed more than six months ago.

Mr. Channon

No. It would be contrary to the concept of firm price tendering to makeex-gratia payments in respect of price increases of materials.