HC Deb 28 April 1920 vol 128 cc1213-4
44. Major PRESCOTT

asked the Minister of Health the percentage to which the cost of building materials for houses has increased during the past nine months; and whether he has any evidence as to the formation of building rings in any town or district?


When the right hon. Gentleman answers this question can he say when the Profiteering Committee which has considered the price of building materials will issue its Report?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to Command Paper 611, which sets out the changes in the prices of the principal building materials. Enquiry into the existence of associations and combines of the kind indicated is being made by the Committee appointed under the Profiteering Act by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to inquire into profiteering in building materials, and it is hoped that the Report of that Committee will be available shortly.