§ 75. Mr. Spriggs
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will set up an inquiry into the quality of building materials used by all contractors on local authority housing schemes; and whether he will send a circular to local authorities advising them not to make bonus payments not allowed for in the original tender for the contract.
§ Mr. Mellish
The quality of materials used depends upon the specification and the quality of supervision. Both are matters for the local authority, and an 53W inquiry by my right hon. Friend would not be appropriate. He will be giving advice on the use of bonus payments in a forthcoming circular on tender and contract procedures.