HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c28W
Squadron-Leader Hollis

asked the Minister of Works whether it has been brought to his notice that the building materials industries would welcome an inquiry into the allegation of price rings; and if he will arrange for the undertaking of such an inquiry.

Mr. Tomlinson

I do not think that a general inquiry on the lines proposed by the hon. and gallant Member would achieve satisfactory results. I have already announced in the House that I have appointed a committee to inquire into the financial structure of the cement industry, and I am glad to acknowledge that the industry has welcomed this inquiry. I am taking appropriate action in other cases.