§ 67. Mr. WRIGHT (for Mr. CECIL WILSON)
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there are cases in which, under the 1923 Act, plans for houses and bungalows have been put forward in which, on the figures submitted by the builders and including the subsidy, profits were shown of from 22 to 34 per cent. on cost; and whether he has any means of dealing with such cases?
Individual applications for subsidy under the Housing Acts are made to local authorities, and I have, therefore, no knowledge of the eases referred to by the hon. Member it is for the local authorities administering approved schemes to satisfy themselves that subsidy can properly be granted in a particular case.
§ Mr. TAYLOR
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of making known to local authorities in areas where excessive prices are charged by builders of subsidy houses the checks devised by other local authorities who have succeeded in keeping the prices of houses for sale at a reasonable level by the conditions imposed on the granting of the subsidy