asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further steps he is taking to moderate the increase in house prices.
The state of the housing market is regularly monitored in discussion between Government and the building societies through the joint advisory committee machinery. I also refer my right hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport, South (Mr. Orbach) on 8 December 1978.—[Vol. 959, c. 810–1.]