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21Oct93 UK: DOT POURS WATER ON PRICE-FIXING CLAIMS.

The Department of Transport has defended the record of road building contractors in response to a call for an investigation into a possible cartel.The call came in a damning report on road procurement published by the Public Accounts Committee, which scrutinises government spending.The committee said it was concerned that a large volume of work was awarded to a small group of contractors.The DoT replied to the criticisms in a parliamentary report this week.The report states: 'Although ...

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