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Construction: Fraud

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the cost to local authorities of collusion, bid rigging or cover pricing by the construction sector in the last five years; and if she will make a statement. (204506)

The OFT is currently carrying out an investigation into such allegations in construction in both the public and private sectors. No specific estimate has been made for the cost to local authorities.