HC Deb 05 March 1986 vol 93 cc189-90W
Sir Hugh Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, following his request for a special report on Haringey's DLO, he has reached a decision on that organisation's future.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The special report provided by the London borough of Haringey shows that Haringey's new build direct labour organisation made losses totalling some £5½ million over the period 1981–82 to 1984–85, with a loss in 1984–85 alone of some £3.2 million.

Having considered the report, I have today informed the borough, in accordance with my powers under section 17(5) of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, that with immediate effect its direct labour organisation shall no longer have power to undertake new building work except as necessary to complete work already awarded to it.