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Construction Contracts (Advertising)

Volume 895: debated on Monday 7 July 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek to change the EEC rules concerning advertising of public sector building and civil engineering contracts in the official journal of the EEC by creating a more equal basis of comparison between the member States; and if he will seek to raise the minimum figure involved.

As I informed the hon. Member on 30th June 1975, the rules for the advertisement of public sector buildings and civil engineering contracts are kept under review. A United Kingdom proposal to raise the minimum figure involved is at present under discussion with other EEC countries.