HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c832W
Mr. Michael Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in the light of three year losses, he will now call for a formal report on the Northampton borough council engineers direct labour department; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

Northampton borough council has not sent the Department a copy of its 1986–87 direct labour organisation report yet. Previous reports show that the DLO made a loss on highways work in only one of the three preceding years. Therefore, there is at present no case for requiring the council to prepare a special report.