HC Deb 03 April 1939 vol 345 cc2467-8W
Mr. G. Nicholson

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the prices of the following building materials in London in 1923 or when first reported upon by the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Prices of Building Materials, and their present price: bricks, light castings, cement, salt-glazed earthenware pipes and fittings, damp-proof courses, and roofing felts?

Mr. Bernays

Following is the answer:

refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer given on 16th March to the hon. Member for Pontypool. These benefits are at present additional benefits and can be given only by those societies which on valuation are found to have surplus funds available. It is for the members of a society to decide on what additional benefits the available surplus should be spent. Where men and women are in common insurance in a society giving dental and ophthalmic benefits, they receive equal assistance towards the cost of treatment and appliances. If a society has decided that the funds of its men and women members should be valued separately, the additional benefits given to the two groups depend on the result of the separate valuations.