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Direct Labour Organisation, Salford (Cost Of Work)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the high cost of work done by the Salford direct labour organisation; by what amount the cost of the work on the first phase of the Higher Irlam scheme carried out by this organisation exceeded the cost as originally allowed by him; and by what amount the estimate submitted by the direct labour organisation for the second stage of the scheme exceeded the tender by a private enterprise builder the acceptance of which was authorised by him.

Salford City Council has appointed an independent adviser to examine the cost of the work carried out by its direct labour organisation and until I have seen the results of that investigation I cannot comment.