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Local Authorities (Building Contracts)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he intends to give to local authorities of the recognition, if any, which they should give for the purposes of building contracts let under the RIBA standard form to any wage settlement reached by the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council if that organisation should fix a rate or rates of wages different from those agreed by the National Joint Council for the Building Industry; what action the Property Services Agency will take regarding its contract GC/WKS/I; and whether he will make a statement.

The Department does not plan to issue any advice to local authorities on this matter. Any advice that may be necessary is a matter primarily for the bodies responsible for the forms of contract.