§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)
I am aware of particular cases in which allegations of unsatisfactory building have been made. As the hon. Member is aware, the building industry itself, through the National Federation of Building Trades' Employers, is taking steps, with my encouragement, to establish good house-building standards. The scheme with which I am in close touch includes the framing of a model specification, guarantees and certification, and is now about to come into operation.
§ Mr. THORNE
Would it be possible for the surveyors of boroughs to give a certificate of good building?
§ Mr. THURTLE
Does not the Minister feel that this is one of the evils which necessarily arise from private enterprise?
§ Mr. HOPKINSON
Is it not a fact that some of the very worst cases are houses build under the original Addison scheme?