HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc180-1W
148. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Minister of Works if he is aware of the steady increase in the price of building materials since last February; and what steps he is taking to stabilise these prices.

Mr. Wilson

I am aware of the increases in a number of building material prices, mainly in consequence of increases in the cost of imported raw materials, and in wages, fuel and transport costs. But the prices of building materials are controlled by the Government and are constantly under review. Reductions in the prices of a number of important materials have recently been effected. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the published statement on price control of building materials and components.