HC Deb 24 June 1952 vol 502 cc2015-6
6. Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will call local authorities' attention to the speedier completion of domestic housebuilding which would result from prompt payment to building contractors; and if he will consider recommending prompt payment of 90 per cent. of the cost of materials upon delivery at the site and 95 per cent. of the cost of works as they are finished.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I would refer my hon. Friend to a circular I addressed to local authorities on 9th April, of which I am sending him a copy.