§ 10. Mr. McBride
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will now take steps to support the control of land sale prices in Wales in order to ensure that the house purchaser is aware of the fixed house price when he lodges his deposit as part of the house purchase price.
§ Mr. Gibson-Watt
No. In cooperation with local authorities my right hon. Friend is already taking steps to increase the supply of land for housing. This will be more effective in stabilising prices than direct controls would be. In any case land availability is by no means the only factor determining house prices.