HC Deb 26 November 1968 vol 774 cc80-1W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that some builders are charging more than 1s. for the National House-Builders Registration Council certificate; and if he will take steps to make the scheme statutory in order to prevent these practices.

Mr. MacColl

The National House-Builders Registration Council's form of agreement entitles the builder to collect from the purchaser a sum of 1s. for the Council's certificate. No purchaser should pay more than this. Any attempt on the part of the builder to charge more is contrary the Council's Rules and the Council take appropriate action in cases brought to its attention.

My right hon. Friend does not therefore think legislation necessary.

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