§ 53. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to permit local authority direct works departments to tender to build houses for neighbouring authorities.
§ 54. Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a general directive to county councils, urging them to make it a practice to consider with all other tenders those submitted by the district council's direct works department in their county areas.
§ Mr. Freeson
I would refer to the answer I gave to my hon. Friends the Members for Manchester, Moss Side (Mr. Hatton) and Goole (Dr. Marshall) on 3rd February 1975.—[Vol. 885, c.416–7.]