Building Materials (Distribution)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th November 1949.

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Photo of Captain Charles Smith Captain Charles Smith , Colchester 12:00 am, 7th November 1949

asked the Minister of Works (1) what action has been taken, and what further action is proposed, other than the reference of certain items already announced to the Commission on Monopolies and Restrictive Practices, to give effect to recommendation (3) of the Report on the Distribution of Building Materials;

(2) what action has been taken, and what further action is contemplated to give effect to recommendation (2) of the Report on the Distribution of Building Materials, which deals with the control of distributors' margins on building materials and components;

(3) whether he can make any statement about steps taken to carry out recommendation (1) in the Report on the Distribution of Building Materials, presented to him in March, 1948.