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Construction: Fines

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on which occasions the Office of Fair Trading imposed penalties on construction companies in each of the last five years; what penalty was imposed; on which company each was imposed; for what reasons each was imposed; to what purpose the fines received have been put; and if he will make a statement. (203561)

31 roofing contractors have been fined in respect of bid rigging, in breach of Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998. The following table shows those companies concerned and the specific level of fine imposed. The level of fines imposed include any reduction for leniency, in accordance with the OFT's penalties guidance whereby reductions, or in certain circumstances complete immunity from fines are available in return for significant cooperation with the OFT's investigation. Total fines imposed amounted to £2,555,547 and were paid into the Consolidated Fund for use by HM Treasury to their own policy objectives.

Party

Total fine (£)

Advanced Roofing Systems Ltd

1,963

Anglo Asphalt Company Ltd

2,005

Apex Asphalt and Paving Co. Ltd

35,922

Asphaltic Contracts Ltd

22,255

Bonnington Contracts

45,187

Briggs Cladding and Roofing Ltd

nil

Brindley Asphalt Ltd

55,540

Cambridge Asphalte Company Ltd

53,774

Coverite Ltd

104,498

Dufell Roofing Company Ltd

74,642

Durable Contracts Ltd

47,221

Geo. Brolley and Co. (Roofing) Ltd

22,239

Hogdson and Allon Ltd

74,151

Holme Asphalt

6,453

Howard Evans (Roofing) Ltd

35,510

Kelsey Roofing Industries Ltd

47,700

Lenaghen Roofing Services Ltd

19,245

McKay Roofing Ltd

27,219

Makers UK Ltd

526,500

Mitrepoint Ltd

262,000

Pirie (inc. Pirie Ltd, Pirie Group Ltd and Pirie and Co (Paisley) Ltd)

54,727

Prater Ltd

270,432

Redbrook Mastic Asphalt and Felt Roofing Ltd

17,802

Richard W Price (Roofing Contractors) Ltd

9,000

Rio Asphalt and Paving Co. Ltd

54,135

Rock Asphalte

511,351

Single Ply Roofing Systems Ltd

12,554

Solihull Roofing and Building Co Ltd

26,606

The General Asphalte Company Ltd

63,192

W G Walker and Company (Ayr) Ltd

59,185