§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give particulars of the 12 firms which have 363W received, in aggregate, the greatest value of road building contracts placed by his Department in the past three years; and the total value of the contracts received by each.
§ Mr. Peyton
During the three years ended 31st December 1972, contracts over £100,000 for trunk roads and motorways were awarded as follows:
Name of Main Contractor Aggregate Value of Contracts Tender Sums £ million 1. W. & C. French (Construction) Ltd 57.2 2. Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. and Leonard Fairclough Ltd. (in consortium)* 34.2 3. Dowsett Engineering Construction Ltd 18.9 4. Costain Civil Engineering Ltd.† 18.3 5. Gleeson Civil Engineering Ltd. 16.5 6. John Laing Construction Ltd 14.2 7. A. E. Farr Ltd 12.7 8. Cementation Construction Ltd.‡ 11.3 9. Robert McGregor & Sons Ltd.§ 10.2 10. Tarmac Construction Ltd. 9.4 11. Marples Ridgway 8.8 12. A. Monk & Co. Ltd 7.8 * These firms have received other contracts:—
Individually— Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son Ltd. 16.2 Leonard Fairclough Ltd 3.2 In Consortium— Leonard Fairclough Ltd. in consortium with Amey Asphalt Ltd. 9.8 † This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Redpath Dorman Long (Contracting) Ltd. valued at £6.7 million. ‡ This firm has received two other contracts the first in consortium with Robert McGregor & Sons Ltd. valued at £5 million, the second in consortium with The Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd. valued at £10.2 million. § This firm has received one other contract in consortium with Cementation Construction Ltd valued at £5 million.