asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning why, having regard to the fact that the Housing (Rate of Interest) Regulations, Statutory Instrument, 1950, No. 1008, were not revoked until 9th October in pursuance of the Prayer for their annulment on 25th July, and that the Housing (Rate of Interest) Regulations, Statutory Instrument, 1950, No. 1318, were made in similar terms on 3rd August, the House of Commons was informed on 18th September that only one set of regulations was then in force.
My right hon. Friend's statement was in accordance with the legal advice which he had received.