Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Transport if she will give particulars of the 12 firms which have received, in aggregate, the greatest value of road building contracts placed by her Department in the past three years; and what was the total value of the contracts received by each.
§ Mr. Carmichael:
The information is as follows:
CONTRACTS OVER£100,000 FOR TRUNK ROADS AND MOTORWAYS PLACED DURING THE THREE YEARS ENDED 31ST DECEMBER, 1967 Name of Main Contractor Aggregate value of contracts placed (Tender sums) £ million 1. John Laing Construction Ltd. 24.4 2. Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. and Leonard Fairclough Ltd. (in consortium)* 23.2 3. A. Monk & Co. Ltd. 20.2 4. W. & C. French Ltd. 14.5 5. Richard Costain (Civil Engineering) Ltd 13.4 6. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd. 13.2 7. Tarmac Civil Engineering Ltd. 13.2 8. Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd. 9.4 9. Christiani-Shandy† 7.5 10. A. M. Carmichael Ltd. 7.4 11. Sir Lindsay Parkinson Ltd. 6.8 12. Robert McGregor & Sons Ltd. 6.4 * These firms have received other contracts individually; viz. Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd.—£8 million; Leonard Fairclough Ltd.—£1.4 million. †A consortium of Christiani & Nielsen Ltd. and Lehane Mackenzie & Shand Ltd. Christiani & Nielsen Ltd. has received other contracts valued in aggregate at£1.4 million.