§ 48. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will have discussions with the building industry to consider ways in which the industry might contribute to the speeding up of house purchase transactions.
§ Mr. Amery
I am in close touch with the building industry, building societies and local authorities through a Standing Consultative Committee. The Lord Chancellor is responsible for the legal aspect of house purchase. The necessary machinery is thus available to review the existing situation or consider any new proposals.88W
§ 47. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider commissioning a Government publication, along the lines of the Consumers' Association booklet, "Buying a House", a copy of which is in his possession, to be issued free to all those engaged in purchasing a home.