HC Deb 22 June 1921 vol 143 cc1347-8

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Director-General of Housing, on the 16th June, stated that the difficulties of housing have been increased by the profiteering of various branches of the building industry; and, if so, whether at the earliest possible date he will submit to the House a Report upon the manner in which this profiteering has been effected, and state the methods that he proposes to adopt in order to abolish these practices?


I am aware of the statement referred to. Reports have already been presented to the House by the Building Materials Sub-Committee appointed under the Profiteering Act, and a Report will be issued shortly by the Committee which was appointed by my predecessor to inquire into the high cost of building.