HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc278-9W
36. Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a further statement on the continuing rise in land and house prices in Greater London; and what action he intends taking to offset this.

Mr. Amery

I am encouraging the London authorities to continue with a high level of building and to seek ways of providing housing at reasonable prices for Londoners wishing to buy. In this connection the Action Group on London Housing is engaged on a housing land availability survey and I am continuing to press land holding Government departments and nationalised industries for the release of surplus land for housing.

53. Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress is being made in the implementation of his policies with regard to the purchase price of new houses; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Amery

Our policies are aimed at increasing the supply of houses for sale where there is the demand. This is the most effective answer to rising house prices.

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