HC Deb 16 December 1970 vol 808 c341W
68. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has issued to local authorities concerning methods of controlling public building costs; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

The Department has issued model standing orders and various advisory circulars on tender and contract procedures. Since 1967 local authority housebuilding schemes have been subject to cost yardstick control for loan sanction and subsidy purposes.