§ Sir R. Tasker
asked the Minister of Works to what extent the price of cement is controlled by his Ministry; and whether 1496W the officials of his Ministry examine the books of any cement manufacturer to satisfy themselves there is justification for the increase in the cost of cement due to the advance in prices of labour and fuel.
§ Mr. Sandys
As the House has previously been informed, the control of the selling prices of cement is exercised by the Ministry of Works under a voluntary arrangement with the industry. The financial accounts of the manufacturers are examined when necessary for these purposes.