asked the Minister of Health whether steps can and will be taken to restrain local bodies from accepting tenders for housing at rates substantially higher than those at which the Corporation of Nottingham has succeeded in obtaining tenders, namely, £50 per house?
The price obtained at Nottingham will naturally influence other local authorities in considering tenders, but conditions vary in different localities, and my right hon. Friend could not usefully specify any general limit.
Why cannot the Minister of Health put forward Nottingham as the example which it is so well qualified to be?
Because the hon. Member does that so frequently himself.