§ 16. Sir A. Knox
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether, in view of the criticism by the Fourth Report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure of the system of cost-plus-fee contracts, he will give an assurance that he has not adopted, and will not adopt, this form of contract for any of the work that has been or will be carried out for other Government Departments?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings (Mr. Hicks)
I cannot give such an undertaking, but I can assure the hon. and gallant Member that the use of the form 501 of contract to which he refers will be limited by my Department to those cases in which it is clearly the only suitable form.
§ Six A. Knox
What is the object of the formation of this very expensive Ministry if it is to continue to perpetrate the same vices as the War Office did formerly?