Does my hon. Friend mean that this sum does not include any payment made to personnel engaged by the constructional engineers and employed at the site under their direction?
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether the value of work, amounting to £8,700,000, placed through Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners during the period December, 1940, to 31st March, 1942, on which fees amounting to £358,000 were paid, included the cost of land and other things, or whether it only represents the cost of work actually carried out on the site?
The sum quoted is the estimated expenditure upon buildings and ancillary services for which the consulting engineers are responsible. It excludes the cost of land and of process machinery installed in the premises.