asked the Minister of Aircraft Production the approximate total value and proportion of building and structural work carried out for his Ministry in the United Kingdom during the past five years and controlled by civil or structural engineers acting as the principal co-ordinators.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The cost of buildings and structural work carried out for my Ministry in the United Kingdom during the past five years is, in round figures, £135,000,000. A substantial proportion of this work has been controlled by civil or structural engineers acting as the principal co-ordinators, but as the works have formed the subject of some thousands of separate contracts, most of them let on behalf of my Department by agent companies, I regret that it is impracticable to state what proportion of the whole comes within this category.
asked the Minister of Works if he can indicate what proportion of the total amount of building and structural work carried out under contracts with his Ministry in the last five years was undertaken with engineers acting as principal co-ordinators.
§ Mr. Sandys
Building and structural work amounting in total to approximately £190,000,000 has been carried out by the Ministry of Works in the last five years. Of this, as indicated in my reply on 14th February approximately £23,000,000 has been ender the supervision of civil engineering firms.