HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 c61W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what date and in what terms his Department received a communication from the Secretary of the West Ham Trades Council regarding the 150 per cent. increase during the past two years in charges for certain golf courses, complaining of these increases pricing working men off the golf course; and what action he has taken.

Mr. Denis Howell

The West Ham Trades Council wrote to me on 8th May forwarding the following resolution.We deplore the increase being made in April to the cost of a round of golf at the Greater London Council courses at Hainault and Beckenham. This puts increases up to 150 per cent. in two years, and is pricing the working man off the golf course. We feel this should be brought to the notice of the Prices and Incomes Board.

I am looking into the questions raised by this letter in conjunction with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government.