HC Deb 20 April 1921 vol 140 c1902W

asked the Minister of Health whether his Department is prepared to take any steps towards reducing the price of road materials and other essentials so as to enable local authorities to carry out their programme of work for the coming year, which otherwise they may not be able to do?


I have been asked to answer this question. I am not aware of any effective steps that could be taken by the Government towards the reduction of the price of road materials, but I shall be glad to consider any proposals to that end that may be submitted by local authorities.