HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c250W
69. Mrs. Middleton

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the activities of some building firms in persuading people who desire to own their own houses to enter into contracts at present prices for the building of houses at some unspecified future date when present restrictions on house building may be relaxed; and whether, in view of the harmful effect such contracts are likely to have upon any prospects of reduction in the costs of building, he will take steps to warn the public about the inadvisability of signing such contracts.

Mr. Bevan

I was not aware of this practice, which is certainly very much to be deprecated; I cannot think many people will be so imprudent as to indulge in it.

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