§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will introduce legislation to curb excessive profits by certain builders of houses for private ownership in cases where no fixed price is agreed before completion of building; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
No. I believe that prices can most effectively be controlled by increasing the supply of houses for sale, and the measures relating to the availability of land and of mortgage finance outlined in the White Paper "Homes for People: Scottish Housing Policy in the 1970s" are designed to achieve this end.