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Building (Local Authorities' Powers)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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53.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to permit local authority direct works departments to tender to build houses for neighbouring authorities.

54.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a general directive to county councils, urging them to make it a practice to consider with all other tenders those submitted by the district council's direct works department in their county areas.

I would refer to the answer I gave to my hon. Friends the Members for Manchester, Moss Side (Mr. Hatton) and Goole (Dr. Marshall) on 3rd February 1975.—[Vol. 885, c. 416–7.]