HC Deb 27 September 1944 vol 403 cc253-4W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works why his Department are insisting on a deferred rebate of 7½ per cent. in respect of supplies of certain materials for house building, in view of the prejudice this will involve to private firms engaged on house building when purchasing similar supplies.

Mr. Hicks

I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. Liddall). It is not considered that such arrangements to safeguard the expenditure of public money can in any way prejudice private firms in regard to house-building.