HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c261W
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.