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Construction: Prices

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he has made a recent assessment of whether construction companies have engaged in price-fixing in the supply of services to the public sector. (205210)

This is a matter for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) which is currently investigating allegations of bid-rigging in the construction sector. Information about this investigation may be found in the OFT’s press release of 17 April 2008 which is published on their website at:

http://www.oft.gov.uk/news/press/2008/52-08