§ Mr. Guy Barnett
asked the Minister of Transport if, further to the reply to the hon. Member for Greenwich on Friday 8 February, he will seek to obtain the names of contractors employed by councils, including the Greater London Council, acting as agents of the Government, currently engaged in the construction of (a) motorways and (b) trunk roads: and if he will publish them in the Official Report.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
No. I am aware of nothing which could justify my asking our agent authorities to check their records in respect of all extant contracts. The hon. Member may, however, like to know that the 68 contracts for trunk road construction work estimated to cost £100,000 or more—on which records are held centrally—which were let in 1979 were spread over 27 contractors.