§ 65. Mr. AYLES
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Bristol Brick Company, Limited, on 16th June again raised the price of bricks in Bristol by 4s. 6d. per thousand for common engineering and stock bricks, and 5s. per thousand for all other bricks; and whether, in view of the adverse influence this has on the cost of house building, he will take immediate steps to stop these increases by giving municipalities power to take over the brickyards within their area or in their vicinity, or by other means?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I have not received information concerning the particular case to which my hon. Friend refers. As he is aware, I am proposing, in the Building Materials (Charges and Supply) Bill, that the Government should be given extensive powers to deal with unreasonable prices.