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Public Works Contracts: Ec Criteria

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 3 December 1987

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will give details of the EC directives that contain measures which prevent freely-negotiated local labour clauses being used on contracts for inner-city regeneration.

EC Public Works Directive 71/305 and EC Public Supplies Directive 77/62 set out the criteria on which the contracting authority shall base the award of contracts. These criteria do not include the area of residence of the workforce, and any such criteria would constitute an obstacle to equality of treatment of contractors tendering from other parts of the Community.