HC Deb 26 July 1971 vol 822 cc42-3W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the National Federation of Building Trades Employers regarding firm price tendering; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Amery

The N.F.B.T.E. has pressed strongly for a relaxation to 12 months. I am keeping a continuous close watch on the situation and the policy will be further reviewed in the light of developments. On present evidence the Government do not consider any relaxation would be justified.