HC Deb 20 November 1951 vol 494 c213
42. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will introduce a scheme to control the selling price of houses built before 1939.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The previous Government announced that they found legistion on this subject impracticable. I do not dissent from this view.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

When is the right hon. Gentleman going to differ from the decisions reached by the previous Administration? Is he not aware that a Departmental Committee in the time of the war-time Coalition Government reported in favour of this particular proposition? What action is he going to take about it?

Mr. Macmillan

We shall follow in this case what seemed to me a wise decision.