HC Deb 20 January 1971 vol 809 cc287-8W
Mr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to make an official visit to north-east Lancashire to assess the need to improve the infrastructure, housing and environment of existing industrial towns.

Mr. Peter Walker

I am anxious to examine by personal visit the environmental problems of as many as possible of the areas like north-east Lancashire,

Name of Main Contractor Aggregate value of contracts (Tender sums)
£ million
1. W. & C. French (Construction) Ltd. 47.3
2. Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. and Leonard Fairclough Ltd. (in consortium)* 43.1
3. A. Monk & Co. Ltd. 30.3
4. Costain Civil Engineering Ltd. † 29.7
5. John Laing Construction Ltd. 24.9
6. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd. 22.4
7. Sir Lindsay Parkinson & Co. Ltd. 22.4
8. George Wimpey & Co. Ltd. and Kier Ltd. (in consortium)‡ 21.2
9. Christiani-Shand§ 17.2
10. A. E. Farr Ltd. 13.8
11. Tarmac Construction Ltd. 13.1
12. Fitzpatrick & Son (Contractors) Ltd. 10.8
* These firms have received other contracts:
Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. 21.3
Leonard Fairclough Ltd. 2.3
in consortium—
Leonard Fairclough Ltd. in consortium with Amey Asphalt Ltd. 2.0
Leonard Fairclough Ltd. in consortium with Cementation Construction Ltd. 10.0
† This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Sydney Green & Sons (Contractors) Ltd. valued at £5.5 m.
‡ George Wimpey & Co. Ltd. has received one other contract valued at £0.4 m.
§ A consortium of Christiani & Nielson Ltd. and Lehane MacKenzie and Shand Ltd.

and I would hope to include that area in the programme of visits when an opportunity arises.