HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 cc134-5W
78. Mr. W. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, in view of the fact that the agreement between the British Surveyors' Association and the Federation of Master Builders constituting a national schedule of day work charges needlessly increases the cost of housebuilding and repairs by some 40 per cent., what action he proposes to take to bring the schedule to an end and to substitute for it one more equitable to the community as a whole.

Mr. Marples

Day work rates are not used for housebuilding, and would be used for repairs only when no other method of charging is practicable. In any event my right hon. Friend has no authority in the matter.