§ 95. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that when questions are put to the Minister of Health in regard to the ever-increasing prices of building materials that the reply invariably received is that he is waiting for the Report of the Profiteering Committee; and whether he will inform the House of the approximate date when this Report will be issued?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Bridgeman)
I am unable to name the approximate date when the various Sectional Committees appointed by the Central Committee to investigate building materials will be in a position to make their reports. The Committee are still taking evidence, and while everything that is possible is being done to expedite the investigations, my hon. Friend will, I am sure, appreciate the necessity for the investigation being careful and complete.
§ Mr. BR1DGEMAN
I cannot answer that; it is not in the question. I will ascertain, but I think not very long. At any rate, I am quite sure, as it is an important Committee, the work ought not to be hastily done, especially when any important decision has to be taken.
§ Sir R. THOMAS
Does not the hon. Gentleman think this ought to be hastily done having regard to the seething unrest in the country owing to the non-building of these workmen's dwellings?