§ 2. Mr. AYLES
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the recent Report on the prices of building materials in Bristol contained in the White Paper (Cmd. 2133), which states that, out of 28 commodities necessary for the building of houses, no Jess than 14 have increased in price during the month reported upon; and what he is prepared to c/o to stop this continuous increase in the cost of house building?
I think my hon. Friend must have compared the figures for March, 1924, with those for April, 1923, instead of April, 1924. In the particular case of Bristol the Report shows in April, 1924, an increase in the case of only one commodity and decreases in four cases. As regards the second part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by the Leader of the House on the 29th May.