28. Mr. T. THOMSON
asked the Minister of Health whether, seeing that Parliament has decided that local authorities are to be free to buy housing materials in the cheapest market, the Government will now grant them the same liberty of action with regard to materials required for unemployment relief works?
§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Wheatley)
I have nothing to add to the answer given to the hon. Member on this subject on the 20th May.
In view of the fact that the House has decided in principle for the free import of building materials, will the Government not consider that the same should be applied to other materials used by the local authorities?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
The Government have considered that view, but have not seen their way to alter their policy.