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Building (Small Firms)

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will propose measures to encourage small local building firms to participate in the construction of housing schemes and industrial estates like those involved in the Tweedbank project.

The letting of public sector housing contracts is the responsibility of the housing authority concerned, and local firms have the opportunity of tendering. Contracts for the construction of Government factories in Scotland are a matter for the Scottish Industrial Estates Corporation.