HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 c979W
Mr. Oliver

asked the Minister of Health whether, for the purpose of preventing the erection of jerry-built dwelling-houses, he will take such steps as may be necessary to secure that in all private contracts for the building of dwelling-houses there shall be an implied condition or warranty as to fitness, notwithstanding any term to the contrary, or a provision that the builder shall make good any defect or imperfection which may appear during a specified number of years.

Mr. Willink

The Government have accepted the recommendation of the Private Enterprise Sub-Committee of my Central Housing Advisory Committee that support should be given to the development of a scheme on the lines of the National House Builders' Registration Council for securing the maintenance of good standards of building, and I have under consideration an application for approval under Section 5 of the Building Societies Act, 1939.

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