§ Mr. R. C. Morrison
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the resolution passed by the borough of Tottenham and other local authorities expressing concern at the unchecked increase in the prices of materials required by local authorities; and whether he proposes to take any action?
My attention has been called to the resolution to which the hon. Member refers. I have no reason to suppose that the rise in price of materials required by local authorities is due in general to any other causes than an increase in manufacturing costs. If, however, he has any specific cases in mind, I would be prepared to look into them.