HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c1712
17. Mr. Edward Davies

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how far the cost of building new houses and doing maintenance work has increased during the past year; and what are the reasons.

Mr. H. Macmillan

The latest available information will be included in the Third Report of the Girdwood Committee, which will be published shortly.

Mr. Davies

In the meantime, can the Minister give us any information in view of the figures which were increased the other day when providing for extra maintenance costs? Evidently his Department has some information as to the present tendency.

Mr. Macmillan

When an expert committee is just about to make a report it is wiser for a Minister to wait for those details than to make estimates of his own.