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Road Making Contracts

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give particulars of the 12 firms which have received, in aggregate, the greatest value of road building contracts placed by his Department in the past three years, and the total value of the contracts received by each.

During the three years ending on 31st December 1974, contracts over £100,000 for trunk roads including motorways were awarded as follows:

£ million
1. W. & C. French (Construction) Ltd. (a)73
2. Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. (b)54·5
3. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd.39·3
4. Cementation Construction Ltd. (c)20:7
5. Fitzpatrick & Son (Contractors) Ltd. (d)20:6
6. Costain Civil Engineering Ltd. (e)19:7
7. A. Monk & Co. Ltd.19
8. R. M. Douglas Construction Ltd.16:6
9. John Laing Construction Ltd.15·1
10. Gleeson Civil Engineering Ltd.15
11. Bovis Civil Engineering Ltd./Leonard Fairclough Ltd. in Consortium (f)9·8
12. George Wimpey & Co. Ltd.9:5
(a) This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Kier Ltd. valued at9
(b) This firm has received five other contracts in consortium with Leonard Fairclough Ltd. valued at35

(c) This firm has received two other contracts, one in consortium with Robert McGregor & Sons Ltd. valued at5
and one in consortium with The Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Ltd. valued at10:2
(d) This firm is part of the Tarmac Group. Other firms in the group received contracts to the total value of15:5
(e) This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Redpath Dorman Long Ltd. valued at6:7
(f) Bovis Civil Engineering Ltd. has received two other contracts individually valued at9:7
Leonard Fairclough Ltd. has received the contracts mentioned in note (b) in consortium with Sir Alfred McAlpine & Sons Ltd. and has received one other contract in consortium with Amey Roadstone Construction Ltd. valued at4:1