§ 3. Mr. Derek Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Works whether he is satisfied that the value of the information obtained from the questionnaires on operating costs of building material distributors sent to all builders' merchants by the Independent Committee on Distribution of Building Materials, the appointment of which was announced by him on 24th June last, justifies the expense, time and labour necessarily involved in compiling the required information.
§ Mr. W. J. Brown
Is this the Committee which leaves the Minister in a state of complete and utter ignorance as to prewar and postwar comparisons?
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
When the Minister says "which they hope to obtain," has he no information as to whether the Committee have yet been able to place any 4 value upon the information supplied to them in answer to these very detailed questionnaires?