HC Deb 23 September 1943 vol 392 cc412-3W
Mr. Leslie

asked the Minister of Health whether, he is aware of land speculation throughout the country calculated to raise the cost of site values and handicap local authorities in the carrying out of housing schemes; and what further. action he intends taking to put a stop to site sales by speculators?

Mr. E. Brown

In authorising local authorities to purchase sites needed for a first year's housing programme, I indicated that the price paid should not exceed the 1939 value.