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Roadworks (Tenders)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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21.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities on his proposals to reduce the threshold at which roadworks must be put out to tender; and if he will make a statement.

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has made known its opposition to increased competition for roads work undertaken by roads authorities' direct labour organisations. The Government's intentions will be announced once the second survey of the performance of Scottish roads authorities has been analysed.