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Road Building Contracts

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport 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 30th June 1978 contracts over £100,000 for trunk roads, including motorways, were awarded as follows:

£ million
1. A. Monk and Co. Ltd.37·3
2. Bovis Civil Engineering Ltd.35·0
3. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd.29·4
4. Sir Alfred McAlpine Son Ltd. (a)24·5
5. Tarmac Construction Ltd.19·0
6. Cementation Construction Ltd.17·8
7. Gleeson Civil Engineering Ltd.17·8
8. Percy Bilton Ltd.14·1
9. Mears Construction Ltd.11·0
10. Fairclough Civil Engineering Ltd. (a)10·6
11. Amey Roadstone Construction Ltd. (b)10·0
12. Southern Counties Construction Co. Ltd.9·5
(a) Sir Alfred McAlpine and Son Ltd. and Fairclough Civil Engineering Ltd. in consortium have been awarded three other contracts valued at £36·8 million.
(b) This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Balfour Beatty Ltd. valued at £11·3 million.