§ 94. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Works what he is doing to stop black-market activities in the building industry; and if he has any estimate of the number of building operatives so engaged at the present time.
§ Mr. Wilson
As the hon. Member will be aware, the penalties for illegal building have been considerably increased. In addition I have strengthened the machinery for the detection of offences and vigorous action is taken to deal with the cases that come to light. I am unable to give an estimate in reply to the last part of the Question.