HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1383-4W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that since the publication of the Government housing proposals the prices of good sound building timber, iron and steel bars, glass, white-lead paint, red-lead paint, and other essential building materials have been considerably raised; and whether any means are being adopted to protect builders from these prices?


The fluctuations in prices of materials from April to June of this year will be seen in the Schedule attached to the first interim Report by the Committee on the Cost of Building Materials, a copy of which I will send to my hon. Friend. For the most part prices have remained constant. Fluctuations have, however, occurred in different areas and in certain materials, but have included reductions as well as increases in price.