HC Deb 01 August 1975 vol 896 cc657-8W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the recent payments to W. & C. French Ltd. under the Highways Act 1959 are the first such payments made to a firm in the private sector under the provisions of the Act; and if not, whether he will give details of preceding payments.

Dr. Gilbert

No. The Department has made loans and grants to 25 other contractors, amounting to some£3.7 million.